ACTIVITY: Results-Focused Self-Assessment


Leaders who are “results-focused” focus on specific outcomes rather than the process to get there. Being results-focused includes behaviors for aligning team members' skills to tasks required to achieve objectives. 

This short self-assessment will help you to identify your current results-focused behaviors and can identify areas for improvement.

Answer YES or NO to each statement below, keeping track of your total yes responses.

  1. Are you able to recite your and your team’s objectives for the month, quarter, and year?
  2. Do you know what your number one task for the week is?
  3. Do you talk to your team, colleagues, or manager about progress against goals?
  4. Do you expect to be held accountable for results? Do you hold others accountable for results? 
  5. Review your calendar for the previous seven days. Did you invest enough hours in making progress toward your number one goal?
  6. Have you thought about obstacles or roadblocks to achieving your goals? Have you thought about how to handle them?
  7. Do you accept responsibility for your team’s performance when communicating with your supervisor (i.e., you don’t blame others when things go wrong)?
  8. Do you strive to achieve your goals ahead of schedule, or beyond the expectations of your manager?

Interpreting Results

How many YES answers do you have?

  • If your total number of YES answers is less than 4, you should prioritize improving your results-focused behaviors.
  • If your total number of YES answers is 5 or 6, you are likely focusing on results but have room for improvement.
  • If your total number of YES answers is 7 or higher, you are strong in results-focused behaviors.

Review your “no” answers to identify areas for improvement.


After completing this activity, consider leaving a reflection in the LEADx app using the Coaching Plan Activity “Reflect” button.

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