Although there are hundreds of thousands of leadership assessment tools available to you online -- and you can find many self-assessments and quizzes here on this very site - there are a few ways of assessing your performance which are far more effective, (in my humble opinion), than anything you'll get out of a computer or a piece of paper and pen.
Here are three ways you'll know straight away how you are going:
Let's take a look in more detail at each of these, if you look closely and are honest enough in your own assessment they'll never fail to let you know how you are going!
How do People Respond to You?
How is Your Career Going?
What are Your Results Like?
The thing is when you can look at how things are going - are you happy, are you delivering results, do people like and respect you -- you have all the information you need to know if you are successful.
Sure, you could choose to improve your skills in specific areas - (for example, one of the favorites in many leadership assessment tools ... develop the capability to look at the bigger picture), but these assessments, more often than not, don't take into account that each individual can be successful using his or her own strengths and style.
For example, in the Manager To High-Performance Leader self-assessment - (over at the quizzes and self-assessments page), lists 99 areas of potential competence -- you couldn't possibly be awesome at them all!.
No one skill set is going to make you a great leader. But keeping your eye on the elements listed on this page are going to give you an excellent barometer for how you are going.
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