Check Out These Free Resources & See What You Can Learn About Your Leadership Style and Abilities
Find out where you fall on the Myers-Briggs Scale. Then, once you’ve found out which type you are, look up all the relevant sections to gain further insights into your entrepreneurial personality—and determine what resonates with you at gut level.
Successful entrepreneurs all have their on strengths and weaknesses. So, they all have different ways of handling various situations. Take this assessmentand learn what yours are so you can avoid various pitfalls.
Think you have what it takes to be a successful entrepreneur? Try thisEntrepreneur I.Q. Quizon Entrepreneur Magazine to find out.
What’s important in quizzes like these: Not so much their conclusions, but what you learn about yourself while you answer the questions!
Psychologist Daniel Goleman, Ph.D., is the author of the New York Times bestseller Emotional Intelligence and Social Intelligence: The New Science of Human Relationships. He inspired the E.Q. test which measures your emotional intelligence.
Emotional intelligence is your ability to control your emotions, the ability to recognize your emotions and others emotions, the ability to use your emotions to solve problems, and the ability to help turn others emotions towards the positive when they are feeling angry, sad, or disgusted etc.
The higher your E.Q. the better leader and entrepreneur you can be. Emotional intelligence is also something that you can learn and practice. Follow this link to your E.Q test and see how you rate and where you may or may not need improvement.
Do How assertiveare you? Do you hold back your opinions to avoid conflict? Do you scream to get your point across? Or are you calm in your expressiveness?
Assertiveness is your ability to express yourself in a non-aggressive way. How well do you express your wants, needs,boundaries, and opinions? Being able to articulate your inner thoughts and beliefs in a non-aggressive fashion, the more influential leader you can be. Take the test now and see what you can learn about yourself.
Next up are interpersonal skills, these are closely related to emotional intelligence. Interpersonal skills include your personality type, how optimistic you are, how well you get along in social settings, and how well you communicate, etc. In the job world these are considered soft skills and are becoming more and more important to employers. Scoring high in these soft skills can give you the winning edge over someone whose resume matches yours in technical skills.
As a leader and entrepreneur interpersonal skills help to create a more profitable business, because your team will be willing to go the extra mile for you. So, give it a try, and see how strong your interpersonal skills are.
What combination of leadership styles do you have? The key to influencing people and becoming a great leader and not a manager is through having skills that make you a trans-formative leader. A manger has little influence on his or her team if she is only concerned with the job to be done and is not focused on providing a meaningful experience for her team. Her team needs to know that she cares about them as people and doesn't see them just as robots.