Discuss how you can use the leadership skills you identified in your self-assessment to foster innovation and lead change in a dynamic environment.

Discuss how you can use the leadership skills you identified in your self-assessment to foster innovation and lead change in a dynamic environment. How do your weaknesses provide obstacles to your ability to manage change? Summarize in 250 words with Citation and References

In cases where employees saying always “No,” to change Dr. Kotter suggests to remove them from the change implementation team because they will cause more damage to the change strategy. Based on my experience, I advise you to discuss this option with senior leadership first and then take action. If you want to listen Dr. Kotter explaining this strategy search the Internet with keywords “John Kotter Interview – Resistance to Change.”

Do you agree with Dr. Kotter’s approach on resistance to change? Please defend your statement with example. Summarize in 250 words with Citation and References

As humans we function with logic and feeling. For a successful and effective change we need to touch both of these dimensions of our employees (logic and feelings).

Please follow the link below and listen to Dr. Kotter explaining the “heart” and “mind” correlation for change. 


Do you feel stronger in influencing the logic or the hearts of your employees? What are your best practices in your strong area (heart or logic).  Please share some examples. Summarize in 250 words with Citation and References


Leadership Self-Assessment

Complete this leadership self-assessment to get a sense about your leadership skills and interest-level. Use what you learn as a starting point to consider if a leadership role is right for you, as well as to get a sense of your current leadership strengths and areas where you may need to approve.

Note: There are no right or wrong answers here – this is a self-assessment, so answer honestly!

For each item, fill in the number that corresponds with the statement that best describes how you feel.

Strongly Agree


Somewhat Agree


Neither Agree Nor Disagree


Somewhat Disagree


Strongly Disagree


1. Delegating work to others comes easy to me.

2. Communicating clearly with others is easy to me.

3. I enjoy engaging with other people on an interpersonal level.

4. I am proactive in offering constructive criticism.

5. I place a high value on treating others fairly.

6. Seeking advice from others is something I do often.

7. Change energizes me.

8. Problem-solving is one of my strengths.

9. I am comfortable with being a role model.

10. Working as part of a team energizes me.

11. I am comfortable coaching and mentoring others.

12. Directing the work of others is comfortable for me.

13. I have the ability to set and accomplish goals.

14. I enjoy implementing new methods and strategies.

15. I am proactive in providing praise to others.

16. I am comfortable admitting and correcting my own mistakes.

17. I have strong conflict management skills.

18. Diversity and inclusion are important to me.

19. I enjoy really listening to what others have to say.

20. When I see problems, I immediately look for possible solutions.

Grand Total



Leadership Self-Assessment Results

Scoring Instructions:

1. Total each column. 2. Add the total of each column to calculate your grand total score. 3. What is your final score?


Please note this is a self-assessment based on your own perception of how much you agree with these statements. It is not a true indicator of aptitude, nor does it necessarily reflect how others see you.

What does your score mean?

• 50+: If your grand total score is 50 or above, this indicates you see yourself as having many of the skills and tendencies necessary to succeed in a leadership role. It may also indicate a leadership role (formal or informal) appeals to you.

• 49-: If your grand total score 49 or lower, you do not currently perceive yourself as having strengths in key areas skills and abilities associated with success in a leadership role. This may mean that a leadership role is not particularly appealing to you, or it may simply serve to help you identify areas where improvement may be needed before seeking out a leadership position.


Use this assessment to help you identify your leadership strengths (items with the highest numeric scores) and opportunities for growth (items with the lowest numeric scores). From there, create an action plan.

What are your greatest leadership strengths?

What are your opportunities for growth as a leader?

Action Plan: How can you capitalize on your strengths?

What can you do to improve in areas where you have opportunities for growth?