Engagement-Driven Leader QuizOne of the most-often asked questions I get from leaders is “How can I motivate my employees?” My response is a powerful Leadership Principle: “Don’t Motivate! Create! Create an environment that inspires engagement!”

Here’s a quick quiz based on research-driven characteristics, that can help you see if you are an “Engagement-Driven Leader.” Check yourself out, then come back and identify the characteristics where you need help. Create a personal action plan to begin developing your leadership skills, so you can truly be extraordinary!

Are You an Engagement-Driven Leader?

See how you measure up against these 10 research-based characteristics. For each description, decide if you are currently amazing, pretty good, or in need of help! Be honest — this is for your own development! When you’re done, you will be returned to this website, packed with resources to help you!


  1. I show I care, respect, and value my employees.
  2. Amazing! I do this all the time
    Pretty good, but room to improve. I do it, but not consistently.
    Help! I really need to work on this one!

  3. I instill the confidence that any and all challenges can be met.
  4. Amazing! I do this all the time
    Pretty good, but room to improve. I do it, but not consistently.
    Help! I really need to work on this one!

  5. I clarify expectations about job requirements with all employees.
  6. Amazing! I do this all the time
    Pretty good, but room to improve. I do it, but not consistently.
    Help! I really need to work on this one!

  7. I communicate a clear vision, showing employees how their work fits in.
  8. Amazing! I do this all the time
    Pretty good, but room to improve. I do it, but not consistently.
    Help! I really need to work on this one!

  9. I communicate clearly and practice good listening with my people.
  10. Amazing! I do this all the time
    Pretty good, but room to improve. I do it, but not consistently.
    Help! I really need to work on this one!

  11. I provide an environment where people feel free to share creative ideas and make mistakes.
  12. Amazing! I do this all the time
    Pretty good, but room to improve. I do it, but not consistently.
    Help! I really need to work on this one!

  13. I make development a priority, and treat everything as a learning opportunity.
  14. Amazing! I do this all the time
    Pretty good, but room to improve. I do it, but not consistently.
    Help! I really need to work on this one!

  15. I know my people well, and understand their motivators & career goals.
  16. Amazing! I do this all the time
    Pretty good, but room to improve. I do it, but not consistently.
    Help! I really need to work on this one!

  17. I provide feedback regularly (both positive and constructive).
  18. Amazing! I do this all the time
    Pretty good, but room to improve. I do it, but not consistently.
    Help! I really need to work on this one!

  19. I spend quality time building my team so they work productively together.
  20. Amazing! I do this all the time
    Pretty good, but room to improve. I do it, but not consistently.
    Help! I really need to work on this one!

With a potential of 100 points, the higher your score the better. The questions you score 1 or 6 on indicate opportunities for your own development as a leader. Let us help you! Check out our website resources and our Think Tanks, Turbo-Training, and Coaching! Be Extraordinary!

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