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This vs That Assessment

How skilled are your Thinking, Choices, and Leadership?

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Question 1 of 15

1. You are a leader at your company, a problem came up with a product your team is responsible for. You made a huge error that almost cost the client but your team was unaware of it. What do you do? 

(Select all that apply)
A

Hide any trace of the error so no one will ever know.

B

Use this situation as a learning example and share with your team how you handled it.

C

Nothing. It’s not necessary, the client was happy.

D

Make a couple of jokes about the scenario and how I saved the day.

Question 2 of 15

2. You are in what seems to be a dead-end job. No one seems to notice you and your work is taken for granted. Do you: 

A

Look for a new job

B

Complain to your supervisors, then, if you see no improvements, threaten to look for a new job.

C

Enroll in a training course and contribute your new knowledge to the development of others. Then, if things don’t improve, look for a new job.

Question 3 of 15

3. You are in charge of setting new, important initiatives at work. Whenever you implement a new idea your team:

A

Is all in and looks for ways to help you.

B

Avoids any aspect of the situation.

C

Obliges, but only because it’s their job.

Question 4 of 15

4. Stuck in a traffic jam, you:

A

Fume, seethe and curse.

B

Worry about the people at your destination

C

Take the opportunity to think, catch up on a call, and sing.

D

Communicate the issue with team members and make the best of the delay.

Question 5 of 15

5. You feel that your immediate superior is working against your interests and those of the company. He/she/they will not listen to your ideas. You choose to:

A

Go over their head to their superior

B

Quietly canvas the views of your colleagues

C

Learn more about them and try and understand what their intentions are.

D

Work on resentfully but keep the peace.

Question 6 of 15

6. Someone pokes fun at a subordinate in his/her/their absence. Your first response is:

A

Scream at them and call them idiots for their insensitivity.

B

Soothe the mood and change the subject.

C

Ignore the remark.

D

Ask why they think this and why they feel the need to share with others.

E

Add in an additional hilarious response.

Question 7 of 15

7. Select all the items that you think are expectations:

(Select all that apply)
A

Meeting deadlines.

B

Handling confrontation in a respectful way.

C

Being on time for meetings.

D

Being a team player.

E

Being positive.

F

Listening with an open mind.

Question 8 of 15

8. Teamwork is:

A

A great way of instructing others.

B

A nuisance, you know how to get results and prefer to work alone.

C

A key to good management.

D

A way to leverage effort for efficiency and effectiveness.

Question 9 of 15

9. You have a customer that is always confrontational, what can you do?
 

A

Direct them to a team member who is more tolerant of their behavior.

B

Acknowledge their concerns and ask a few clarifying questions.

C

Meet them where they are but stand firm in your perspective.

D

Try and plan my lunch break when they come in.

Question 10 of 15

10. How do you deal with difficult challenges or situations?

A

I don’t like to be challenged.

B

I try and stick with what I know.

C

I learn as I go and ask for help when I need it.

D

I can either do it or I can’t.

Question 11 of 15

11. You hear that someone really close to you has said some negative things about you. You:

A

Assume the report is either malicious or mistaken.

B

Launch into a counter attack.

C

Ask the person directly about the comment.

D

Assume the person was under pressure.

Question 12 of 15

12. How might you change the way you influence another person‘s perspective?

A

It’s never my job to change how someone thinks.

B

Research them, and fill them in with what they want to hear.

C

Listen to their perspective, ask questions, and find a common language where you relate.

Question 13 of 15

13. You are negotiating a deal but the other party refuses to budge and continues repeating their demands. You:

A

Thank them for their time, saying you can see no point in continuing the dialogue and leave the meeting.

B

Firm up your position and pursue it relentlessly.

C

Continue to attempt to make them listen.

Question 14 of 15

14. What are some questions you might ask a new colleague that you want to learn more about?

(Select all that apply)
A

What has your transition been like?

B

How’s it going?

C

Tell me about your old job?

D

What was your first day like?

E

What’s new?

Question 15 of 15

15. A client is angry and impatient and wants results now, regardless of procedures or rules. Do you:

A

Listen to what is frustrating them, understand what their most important objective is, and work toward a mutual agreement.

B

Retire behind a computer screen and emphasize regulations and formality.

C

Snap back that you are doing the best you can.

D

Agree that procedures are infuriating and share issues that drive you nuts.

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