Multifactor Leadership Questionnaire (MLQ):

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


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