Being a leader is challenging.

You’ve got to support your team’s performance, track their projects, cultivate an environment in which they can do their best work, and balance multiple stakeholders - all while having a bit of fun and looking after their wellbeing.

Have you ever wondered what kind of leader you are? What defines your relationship with team members and what can you do to make your workplace even better? Answer these ten questions to find out!

Q1.

A team member needs advice during work hours. The door of your office is usually:

  1. A

    Wide open – anyone can come to me anytime they need

  2. B

    Ajar – I’m usually swamped in paperwork but I’d certainly find time for my employees

  3. C

    Closed – I’d prefer if people knocked or arranged a meeting with me beforehand

  4. D

    Locked – you won’t find me there anyway, I’m usually in the wider office working hands-on with my employees

Q2.

Do you have all your team’s phone numbers saved in your contacts?

  1. A

    Not only do I have their numbers, but we’re friends on social media!

  2. B

    Only the numbers of people I hang out with outside of work

  3. C

    No, we communicate only via email

  4. D

    Yes, but we don’t call each other unless it’s an emergency, and never outside working hours

Q3.

In your opinion, what is a good reason to organise an office party?

  1. A

    Celebrating a company milestone

  2. B

    Acknowledging a significant event in the life of an employee (eg. a baby shower)

  3. C

    Celebrating the holidays and end of the year - once a year is enough

  4. D

    We’ve thrown parties just because it’s a day ending in “y”, we don’t need much of an excuse!

Q4.

How do you boost your employees’ morale?

  1. A

    I buy them pizza/doughnuts every now and then

  2. B

    I organize a team outing or activity a couple of times a year

  3. C

    I sponsor them for a pay rise

  4. D

    I take a different employee for lunch every week

Q5.

How do you reward your employees for a job well done?

  1. A

    I give them praise in a team-wide meeting

  2. B

    I give them a voucher to their favourite coffee shop

  3. C

    I award them an extra day off

  4. D

    I take them for drinks to celebrate!

Q6.

Do you often hang out with your team after work?

  1. A

    No, it’s enough that we spend 8 hours a day together

  2. B

    Of course! It’s a great way to decompress together after a long day

  3. C

    I make a point to make sure I join them once a month or so

  4. D

    Not necessarily after work, but I make sure to go for 1-on-1 lunches or coffees

Q7.

How do you usually spend your weekends?

  1. A

    Run, bike, hit the gym... anything to stay on top of my game

  2. B

    Catching up on sleep, trying to recover from another late night socialising

  3. C

    Grab dinner or drinks with a fellow manager or cofounder, focus on our roadmap for the quarter

  4. D

    Unwinding with family or friends. I expect my employees to switch off, and I try and lead by example

Q8.

How does your business currently support your employees’ mental health?

  1. A

    My employees know my door is always open if they are struggling with something

  2. B

    We’ve got a meditation room in the office, and I encourage my employees to take mental health days

  3. C

    My employees have access to an EAP, but I like to keep things professional. Their personal lives are their business

  4. D

    I make time to check in with my employees regularly, and have heart-to-hearts about their lives

Q9.

When an employee calls in sick for the day, what do you do?

  1. A

    Double check that their teammates have the work covered

  2. B

    Send them a message later in the day to check in on how they’re feeling

  3. C

    Wish them well, and remind them to drink plenty of fluids

  4. D

    Save them a slice of cake from the office party, so they know they were missed

Q10.

One of your employees missed a deadline for an important client. What do you do?

  1. A

    Check in to see if everything is okay. If they’re under too much pressure I want to know how I can help

  2. B

    Try to cheer up and motivate my employee. Together we can get over this hurdle

  3. C

    Take lead with the client and have a review with my employee immediately. I want to understand how this happened and what is being done to resolve it

  4. D

    Have a quick check-in to make sure it’s getting done, and then follow up afterwards to debrief

Last step! You're almost there...

Just fill out this short form to find out your Business Leader Personality! We’ll share your results on screen and as a downloadable PDF that you can share!