Authentic Leadership Self-Assessment Questionnaire

After taking this assessment it appears that I am highly self-aware  and have a high internalized moral perspective yet I need to work on my balanced processing and relational transparency in order to be viewed as a more authentic leader.

 Authentic Leadership Self-Assessment Questionnaire

 Instructions: This questionnaire contains items about different dimensions of authentic leadership. There are no right or wrong responses, so please answer honestly. Use the following scale when responding to each statement by writ­ing the number from the scale below that you feel most accurately character­izes your response to the statement. Key: 1=Strongly Disagree 2=Disagree 3=Neutral 4=Agree 5=Strongly Agree

 1. I can list my three greatest weaknesses -5

2. My actions reflect my core values -5

3. I seek others’ opinions before making up my own mind -1

4. I openly share my feelings with others -2

5. I can list my three greatest strengths -5

6. I do not allow group pressure to control me -4

7. I listen closely to the ideas of those who disagree with me -3

8. I let others know who I truly am as a person -2

9. I seek feedback as a way of understanding who I really am as a person -1

10. Other people know where I stand on controversial issues -2

11. I do not emphasize my own point of view at the expense of others -4

12. I rarely present a “false” front to others -4

13. I accept the feelings I have about myself -5

14. My morals guide what I do as a leader -5

15. I listen very carefully to the ideas of others before making decisions -1

16. I admit my mistakes to others -5


My sum for Self-awareness is “16” from items 1, 5, 9 and 13

My sum for Internalized moral perspective is “16” from items 2, 6, 10 and 14

My sum for Balanced processing is “9” from items 3,7,11 and 15

My sum for Relational transparency is “13” from items 4, 8, 12 and 16

Total Scores

Self-Awareness: __16_HIGH_

Internalized Moral Perspective: __16  HIGH_

Balanced Processing: _9_LOW_

Relational Transparency: __13  LOW_

Scoring Interpretation

This self-assessment questionnaire is designed to measure your authentic leadership by assessing four components of the process: self-awareness, inter­nalized moral perspective, balanced processing, and relational transparency. By comparing your scores on each of these components, you can determine which are your stronger and which are your weaker components in each cat­egory. You can interpret your authentic leadership scores using the following guideline: high = 16–20 and low = 15 and below. Scores in the upper range indicate stronger authentic leadership, whereas scores in the lower range indi­cate weaker authentic leadership.

Self-Awareness refers to the personal insights of the leader and includes reflecting on your core values, identity, emotions, motives and goals as well as coming to grips with who you really are at the deepest level.

Internalized moral perspective refers to a self-regulatory process whereby individuals use their internal moral standards and values to guide their behavior rather than to allow outside pressures to control them.

Balanced processing refers to an individual’s ability to analyze information objectively and explore other people’s opinions before making decisions.

Relational transparency refers to being open and honest in presenting one’s true self to others.


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