Self-Assess Your Soft Skills

Soft Skills Assessment

As a manager, having a strong understanding of various soft skills is necessary to lead your team. Doing a little self-assessment can help illuminate areas where improving your skills can greatly improve the performance of your team, along with your own personal success. It’ll also show you which soft skills you’re strong in, so you can better understand how to teach those positive behaviors to others.

While reading through the statements in this assessment, make sure to look at it objectively – thinking about how you truly think and act, rather than how you would like to. After completing the assessment and seeing your own results, make sure to download the workbook to assess your team’s soft skills as well!

I follow up on my solutions to problems to see if the effects were positive.
I use my past experiences to help me in new and unfamiliar situations.
When conversing with someone, I can accurately read their body language.
When arguments become heated, I quickly de-escalate myself and others.
I'm comfortable with adapting to new situations.
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When I tell others about changes, I ask what they think.
I balance logic and emotion to explain my viewpoints to others.
I find ways to compromise so everyone involved in a conflict is satisfied with the solution.
I'm able to connect with people easily – they listen to what I have to say.
When faced with making a decision, I see both the logic and the emotions involved.
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I create positive outcomes from accepting my emotions.
After I set a goal, I create a plan with milestones to show my progress toward the goal.
I calm myself down before responding to an emotional situation.
I offer to help colleagues with their work when they need it.
I put time into doing the things that are most valuable to me.
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I hit deadlines and keep my commitments.
I look for more efficient ways to do things.
When creating goals, I look at the goals of others in my organization or family to see how they align.
I anticipate and plan for problems that could occur when going through major changes.
When making changes to something, I come up with well-reasoned explanations to address others' concerns.
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I plan ahead so I know what I'll be working on the next day.
To keep myself accountable, I share my goals with others.
If someone starts speaking to me while I'm working on something, I pause what I'm doing and give that person my full attention.
I'm curious about what else I can learn.
I define the importance and the urgency of tasks in order to prioritize them.
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When I come up with a solution to a problem, I think through any new problems that solution could create before implementing it.
I look for multiple perspectives when determining what caused a problem.
I take time to analyze why I feel the way I do about different situations.
I can make sense out of ambiguous and complex problems.
After someone speaks to me, I think of open-ended questions to ask them.
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My colleagues and managers see me follow through on my word.
The goals I set have clear expectations and standards for how to achieve them.
I don't ignore difficult conversations.
I internally recognize and accept my emotions as they come.
I keep myself from jumping into a conversation while others are speaking.
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When approaching a problem, I ask "What else could be the problem?" to help identify the root cause.
I don't let the impulse of the moment make decisions for me.
When I'm involved in a conflict, it's resolved quickly and fairly.
I repeat points back during a conversation to ensure I understand what the other person is saying.
I try to understand widely diverse perspectives, ideas, and experiences.
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I seek out feedback and constructive criticism.
I research information to help support my case when proposing an idea or solution.
When others are debating something, I can understand the viewpoints of all sides, whether or not I agree with them.
When I'm struggling with a problem, I ask others for help.
When making a decision, I seek others' perspectives to view it from multiple angles.
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I allow myself to feel emotions fully, rather than suppressing them.
I create goals for personal and professional growth.
I objectively weigh the costs and benefits of each possible solution when making a decision.
Before making decisions, I think through both expected and unexpected outcomes.
I'm able to communicate why changes are happening so that others get on board with those changes.
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