Test Yourself: How Well Do I Help Motivate My Team?

This assessment will reveal how often you use motivational coaching practices in your workplace. Respond to each statement below honestly to get the most from completing it. Your responses and results are viewable by you only.

Coaching Practice: Adopt the employee's perspective. « Never Always »
I make a conscious effort to... 1 2 3 4 5
  • Demonstrate genuine interest in what employees tell me.
  • Ask insightful questions.
  • Listen with an open mind.
  • Acknowledge employees' emotions and inner experiences.
  • Reflect deeply on what employees share with me.
 
Coaching Practice: Communicate in an informational way. « Never Always »
I make a conscious effort to... 1 2 3 4 5
  • Share facts, data, and knowledge.
  • Refrain from judgments and criticism, either spoken directly or implied.
  • Avoid controlling language such as: "should," "have to," and "need to."
  • Share the "why" behind leadership decisions, parameters, and requests.
  • Take responsibility for my own opinions, reactions, and decisions.
 
Coaching Practice: Generate opportunities for choice. « Never Always »
I make a conscious effort to... 1 2 3 4 5
  • Stand back and encourage employees to take initiative.
  • Allow employees to contribute to important decisions.
  • Clarify and explain structure that employees find limiting.
  • Allow employees the greatest flexibility possible in their jobs.
  • Give employees a high degree of choice in individual action.