Authentic Leadership Assessment

How Authentic Are You?

Consider each of the questions in the self-test below and decide if you Strongly Agree, Agree, Somewhat Agree, Disagree, or Strongly Disagree with the statements made about the level of authenticity in your life.

1. I am living a fulfilling, meaningful life
2. I am making a difference in the world in a way that is meaningful to me
3. I have a strong supportive network of people that I feel connected to
4. I know what my unique talents and strengths are, and I express them on a regular basis
5. People often comment about how much energy, passion or enthusiasm I have
6. People often come to me for help or advice
7. People see me as a stable person who is poised under pressure
8. I have a constructive way of handling negative emotions (e.g. anger, fear, insecurity, self-doubt, etc.)
9. I am mindful of how my words and actions affect others
10. I don’t make excuses when I make a mistake; I take responsibility without blaming others
11. People can count on me to keep a commitment that I make
12. I am quick to give credit and recognize the accomplishments of others
13. I enjoy the people I work with
14. I welcome conversations with those that have opposing viewpoints
15. I am comfortable receiving feedback and constructive criticism
16. There is always more to learn
17. I am constantly looking for ways to improve
18. I feel good about myself; I have a high regard for myself
19. I am in control of how successful I become
20. I am optimistic about my life, my career, and my future