I’m participating in a Leadership Development Program at work, this is for all managers not at the Executive Level” and is in a number of sessions.
This might or might not be something you spend time thinking about, or you may act according to a set of self imposed set of things that you feel you “just have” or “just are.”
I like these things because they test your capacity to understand you and challenges you to think about where you are in the big scheme of things.
Anyway as affirmation I went online to find some self assessments for my own Personal Values Inventory. and I found a simple one that offered up some possibilities. A simple paired statement comparison – A or B, A or B pick one. They cycle through some choices and then you get a result.
When you then get to the end of the assessment, where you pick on of the paired statements over the other you transfer them to a tick sheet.
Answer 9 relates to : RELIGION (Guided by God or other higher power)
Not INTEGRITY, or AUTHENTICITY or HONESTY but RELIGION.
Well excuse me if you think that “my beliefs” that I would rather do the right thing other than have people think well of me means that I have some hat tip to a deity. What utter nonsense. The fact that I’m atheist shouldn’t stand in the way of a good result right.
Choose God or being tidy.. what?
According to this particular self assessment then I’m very big on
- SERVICE (helping other people)
- FAMILY RELATIONS
- RELIGION (guided by God or other higher power)
- INDEPENDENCE (doing thing by myself)
- ADVENTURE (taking risks)
and I’m really not so big on
- INFLUENCE/STATUS (leading through experience)
So either I was having a strange day, or the results of this particular version of the pop quiz are a bit iffy.
- Knowing Yourself First, Part I (mondaymentor.wordpress.com)
- 3 steps to sustainable leadership, high levels of engagement and great results (markgrantlondon.wordpress.com)