The Self-Reliant Leadership DIAGNOSTIC


Self-Reliant Leadership allows you, your team, and your organization to become more resourceful, collaborative, and focused in your ability to produce meaningful and sustainable results in today’s demanding and ever-changing business environment.


The diagnostic below will help you measure how effectively your organization is Leading Self, Others, and the Organization.


Respond to each statement on a 1-5 scale (1=never, 2=sometimes, 3=often, 4=usually, 5=always)


  1. There is a shared Vision and a clear Strategy known to everyone.
  2. People are able to articulate the shared Values that guide our behaviors.
  3. There is consensus on what Business we are in. [Focus]
  4. Everyone knows who our Customers
  5. Our Brand promise is part of the way we do business.
  6. Employees and clients are clear on our Value Proposition.
  7. There are clear and well communicated Priorities with Goals and a Focus on Results. [Discipline]
  8. Processes make it easier to do the right thing.
  9. The right People are in the right Positions.
  10. There is a culture of shared Accountability where people don’t let each other down. [Collaborative]
  11. There is strong Passion in the form of a Commitment to Excellenc [Confidence]
  12. Respect and Trust exist at all levels.
  13. People participate in Difficult Conversations. [Courage]
  14. Communication is based on Curiosity.
  15. Meetings have agendas, and start and end on time.
  16. Individuals place the team’s agenda ahead of their own. [Collaborative/Selflessness]
  17. There are clear criteria, processes, and authority for making Decisions. [Resourceful]
  18. People are provided with ample opportunities to Develop themselves [Vigilance]
  19. Mistakes are viewed as opportunities for learning, growth, innovation and development. [Resiliency]
  20. Teams are aligned regarding how they operate and solve problems. [Innovation]
  21. Feedback is sought at all levels – from clients, peers, direct reports, and leaders. [Humility]
  22. There is a Dashboard for weekly, monthly, quarterly, and yearly goals aligned with our organizational strategy.
  23. Everyone is aware of the One Metric that best defines success in their role.
  24. Leaders model the behavior they expect.
  25. High Performance is rewarded – and mediocrity is not tolerated.



The overall level of leadership effectiveness within your organization is (tabulated score).
What does this mean?


A score of 49 and less = poor

A score of 74 and less = below average

A score of 99 and less = average

A score of 100 and greater = above average


The scores corresponding to statements 3, 7,11, 13, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21 indicate the propensity towards Self-Reliant Leadership within your organization. You score is (tabulated score).


What does this mean?


A score of 19 and less = poor

A score of 29 and less = below average

A score of 39 and less = average

A score of 40 and greater = above average



Contact Jan  to discuss specific areas of improvement in your organization’s leadership effectiveness. Jan will work with you to create a program aligned with your entire organization that will help your leaders and their teams take personal responsibility for their growth and development.