Business Leadership Self-Assessment

Your first activity is a self-assessment designed to provide you with information that will be useful during this course and for the development of your individualized action plan.

As you complete this self-assessment, begin to consider some of the topics that it asks of you. We’ll be discussing them and talking about how to apply them in your unique situation.

After completing the self-assessment, please proceed to the next learning module.

Instructions

Rate yourself in relation to the following statements, with 1 being strongly disagree and 10 being strongly agree.


Core Competency

I consider myself to be a flexible, adaptable and resilient individual.

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I am comfortable with leading organizational change.

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I have a strong understanding of the key competencies required for an HR practitioner to drive organizational growth and success.

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In the last 12 months, my organization has changed significantly in response to shifting external conditions.

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Business Gravitas

I have a strong understanding of our competitors and the external business environment.

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I have a strong understanding of my organization’s business priorities, objectives, strategy and key metrics.

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I focus on business results by delivering organizational capabilities, not work activities.

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I am comfortable discussing business challenges (i.e., not HR challenges) with line managers.

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I understand investor, donor and/or taxpayer needs and can relate my work output to their needs.

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Integration with Business Leaders

I am involved in discussions of strategic decisions with the executive team when major changes are happening in my organization.

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I am involved in discussions regarding the future of the business.

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The majority of my time is spent focused on strategic issues rather than tactical activities.

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The majority of my time is spent on HR work activities (e.g. recruiting, compensation/benefits, performance management).

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HR Strategies

I have a strong understanding of my organization’s human capital priorities, strategies and key metrics.

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When setting our organization’s HR work priorities, we always balance our business strategies with the needs of our external stakeholders (customers, investors, regulators, etc.).

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