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Quiz: How Graceful is Your Leadership?



As leaders, it's important for us to assess how well we're demonstrating grace in our leadership. Grace in leadership is characterized by kindness, empathy, respect, gratitude, and generosity. A graceful leader is one who creates a positive and supportive work environment for their team members and stakeholders.

In this quiz, we'll explore 10 different scenarios and assess how you would respond as a leader. Your answers will help determine your level of grace in leadership, and provide some insight into areas where you may need to improve. Take this quiz to see how graceful your leadership really is, and learn some tips for cultivating grace in your interactions with others.


Instructions: For each question, choose the response that best describes your behavior or attitude in a leadership role. Be honest with yourself. To do this, it may help to envision how the majority of your team would answer these questions about your leadership. At the end of the quiz, tally your points and refer to the key to determine your level of grace in leadership.


1. How do you respond to team members who make mistakes?

a. I criticize them and make them feel bad about their error.

b. I ignore their mistakes and hope they will fix it themselves.

c. I offer constructive feedback and help them learn from their mistakes.


2. How do you communicate with your team members?

a. I communicate in a direct and critical manner.

b. I communicate only when necessary and avoid conflict.

c. I communicate with empathy and respect.


3. How do you handle conflicts within your team?

a. I take sides and create an us vs. them environment.

b. I avoid conflicts and hope they will resolve on their own.

c. I listen to both sides and facilitate a constructive resolution.


4. How do you celebrate achievements within your team?

a. I do not address achievements and only focus on areas where they need improvement.

b. I offer a quick congratulations but do not provide any recognition.

c. I celebrate achievements and provide recognition for a job well done.


5. How do you respond to team members who are struggling?

a. I do not address their struggles and expect them to figure it out on their own.

b. I offer some help, but only if they ask for it.

c. I offer support and resources to help them overcome their struggles.


6. How do you handle feedback from team members?

a. I do not address feedback and do not make any changes.

b. I tend to get defensive and do not take feedback seriously.

c. I listen to feedback and use it to make improvements.


7. How do you show appreciation for your team members?

a. I do not show appreciation and expect them to do their job.

b. I offer a quick thank you but do not provide any recognition.

c. I show appreciation and provide recognition for a job well done.


8. How do you handle team members who are not meeting expectations?

a. I criticize them and make them feel bad about their performance.

b. I do not address their poor performance but I hope it will improve on its own.

c. I provide constructive feedback and help them improve their performance.


9. How do you handle mistakes that you make as a leader?

a. I ignore my mistakes and hope they will not have any consequences.

b. I get defensive and make excuses for my mistakes.

c. I take responsibility for my mistakes and work to fix them.


10. How do you handle team members who disagree with you?

a. I shut them down and refuse to listen to their perspective.

b. I avoid conflict and do not engage in discussion.

c. I listen to their perspective and work to find common ground.



Your Results:

  • Mostly A's: Your leadership is not very graceful. You may be creating a negative work environment and causing stress for your team members. Consider working on empathy, communication, and conflict resolution skills.

  • Mostly B's: Your leadership is somewhat graceful, but there is room for improvement. Consider working on showing appreciation, handling feedback, and providing constructive criticism.

  • Mostly C's: Your leadership is very graceful. You are creating a positive work environment and demonstrating kindness, empathy, and respect towards your team members. Keep up the great work!


Do you want help developing the key skills (such as conflict resolution, empathy, and active listening) that will help you demonstrate grace in leadership towards your team and other stakeholders sincerely? Book a free Partnership Call today to learn more about Lead My Heart's executive coaching programs and instructional speaking topics.



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