My answer to this assessment indicates that I display more Transformational Leadership characteristics over Transactional or Passive/Avoidant styles.
Multifactor Leadership Questionnaire (MLQ) Form 5X-Short
These questions provide examples of the items that are used to evaluate leadership style. The MLQ is provided in both Self and Rater forms. The Self form measures self-perception of leadership behaviors. The Rater form is used to measure leadership. By thinking about the leadership styles as exemplified below, you can get a sense of your own belief about your leadership.
Key: 0 = Not 1 = Once in a while 2 = Sometimes 3 = Fairly Often 4 = Frequently, if not always
Transformational Leadership Styles:
Idealized Influence (Attributes) “I go beyond self-interest for the good of the group” -4
Idealized Influence (Behaviors) “I consider the moral and ethical consequences of decisions” -4
Inspirational/Motivational “I talk optimistically about the future” -4
Intellectual/Stimulation “I reexamine critical assumptions to question whether they are appropriate” -4
Individualized/Consideration “I help others to develop their strengths” -4
Transactional Leadership Styles:
Contingent Reward “I make clear what one can expect to receive when performance goals are achieved” -4
Management by Exception: Active “I keep track of all mistakes” -2
Passive/Avoidant Leadership Styles:
Management by Exception: Passive “I wait for things to go wrong before taking action” -1
Laissez-Faire “I avoid making decisions” -0