Project Management Institute

Leading Traits

To Get in Touch with Your Leadership Capability, Rate How Well Your Skills Match Each Statement

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1 I verbally communicate with team members in a manner that gets my message across while grasping the message of the other person.

  • Never
  • Sometimes
  • Consistently

2 I coach and motivate my team.

  • Never
  • Sometimes
  • Consistently

3 I am able to identify different personalities on my team and respond accordingly.

  • Never
  • Sometimes
  • Consistently

4 I am able to resolve project conflict with various stakeholders.

  • Never
  • Sometimes
  • Consistently

5 When a crisis, such as a death or a natural disaster, strikes a team member, I have resources and strategies to help them return to optimal levels of performance.

  • Never
  • Sometimes
  • Consistently

6 I use stress management tools that allow me to stay calm and maintain a high level of performance.

  • Never
  • Sometimes
  • Consistently

RATING YOURSELF “consistently” in response to the majority of these statements means you have the foundation for effective leadership. If you find yourself marking “sometimes” or “never,” you should improve your leadership skills by performing a thorough self-evaluation, seeking constructive criticism and investing in training.

Based on material from Essential People Skills for Project Managers [Management Concepts, 2005], by Steven W. Flannes, Ph.D., and Ginger Levin, DPA.

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