Ever wonder where you need to improve at work? Take these Self-Assessments to see if you have the right skills to be successful in the workplace.
Are you good at handling conflict at work?
Everyone wants to be a team player and resolve disagreements in a professional and tactful manner, but sometimes, we may unknowingly exhibit behaviors that cause more harm than good. This self-assessment will help you determine how effective you are at managing conflict at work.
Do you have strong communication skills?
When plans don’t work out the way we want it to, it's a good habit to examine if we played a role in the miscommunication before pointing fingers. Is it possible that we didn't articulate our expectations and thoughts clearly to the other individual? This self-assessment will help you determine if you practice strong communications skills.
Could you survive a presentation in front of a large group?
"According to most studies, people's number one fear is public speaking. Number two is death. Death is number two. Does that sound right? This means to the average person, if you go to a funeral, you're better off in the casket than doing the eulogy." - Jerry Seinfeld.
This self-assessment will help you determine if you would survive a presentation in front of a large group of people or if you would rather be in that casket. ;)
Do you have a growth mindset?
There are two types of mindsets: fixed-mindset and growth-mindset. Fixed-mindset individuals think that their potential is predetermined--they’re either good at something or they’re not. Growth-mindset individuals believe that their effort and attitude dictates their potential, and anything can be learned. This self-assessment will help determine if you have a growth-mindset and respond well to constructive feedback from others.
Managers: Are you faking it until you make it?
It feels like once you become a manager, you automatically stop receiving feedback on how to do your job better. Ever wonder if you’re getting this whole management thing down? This self-assessment will help you determine if you’ve developed the essential skills of an effective manager.
Managers: Are you giving your employees the feedback they deserve?
Being able to provide ongoing, clear and effective feedback is one of the most beneficial skills any manager can master; meanwhile, it’s also the skill most managers fail to exercise. This self-assessment will help you determine if you are providing the feedback your employee needs to perform at their best.
Managers: Are you stunting your employee’s growth?
Employees are happy, engaged and productive at work when they’re learning something new and meaningful everyday. In order to reap the most benefits from your employee’s performance, you need to extract their knowledge and share it with everyone else, and multiply this effect throughout your team. This self-assessment will help you determine if you are stunting or optimizing your employee’s potential.