Quiz: What's Your Leadership Style?

What's your leadership style? Are you like a tech CEO or a world leader? More like Steve Jobs or Gandhi? Is your leadership style creative or rigid? People first or goals first? Take this Leadership Styles Assessment and see what kind of leadership style you have!



Posted by Mark Murphy on 30 March, 2017 Leadership Skills, Leadership Styles, Quizzes | 56 comments
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  • Nelson - August 01, 2017

    excellent quiz, I agree with the diplomatic leadership style. it comes a long way.

  • umaira - July 25, 2017

    It is nice questionaire about leadership. it is new style to learn about the leadership environment and how can we manage with employees.

  • charles Bridgewater - July 10, 2017

    First as a leader you must have respect for all person’s.

  • megan - July 05, 2017

    Quick and easy test!

  • Scott - March 20, 2017

    interesting quiz. I like it and feel like it is mostly accurate.

  • Praveen - February 15, 2017

    I really enjoyed the quiz. I found out that I was a Diplomat.

  • Barbara Lamarre - January 11, 2017

    Steward. This definitely describes me.

  • Archer John - January 10, 2017

    Diplomat it is! Fully Agree,.but over the years I have tried to be a Balanced Leader.,sort of a combination of all the styles and apply whenever necessary..

  • James Hill - December 19, 2016

    No disagreement…my style has changed over the years. Working management for 20+ years has allowed me to change my approach. Would have been much different 20 years ago,

  • Emmanuel Anene, Sr. - December 19, 2016

    Interesting! It feels good to see myself on the same page with the likes of Gandhi and Sandberg.

  • Savita - October 13, 2016

    This quiz lets me know my strengh and weakness exactly. With this result, I konw how to improve myself.

  • Saroja Shillin - October 13, 2016

    I believe in achieving desired goals, I am glad that I am Pragmatist….Thank you…

  • Marvin Johnson - October 10, 2016

    Never thought of myself as a pragmatist.But after looking at the quiz results I can see myself in that respect,I like challenges, and the idea of succeeding,and the feeling of accomplishment

  • Pamela Jenkins - September 20, 2016

    I thought the test allowed me to take a hard look at myself.

  • Phillip R. Lisenba - September 16, 2016

    I like being described as a Diplomat, it suits me very well….

  • Jeff MacFarland - September 14, 2016

    I would have to say in times past did not put much stock in items like this. But I would have to agree dead on with this one.

  • Kelly McKeethan - September 14, 2016

    This describes me very well – diplomatic.

  • Mark Wilder - September 12, 2016

    I feel like this was pretty spot on, I always try to work with employees and create a great team

  • Nigel Baker - September 07, 2016

    I never seen myself as a diplomatic type of person. I just try or attempt to do what is right in most situations although I don’t always get it right.

  • David Sasada - September 02, 2016

    I feel you must lead your Team insted of pushing team.

  • July Tran - August 29, 2016

    The test is amazing, I really enjoy the result that I belongs Diplomat style.

  • Stephanie Hill - August 24, 2016

    I really enjoyed the quiz. I found out that I was a Diplomat.

  • Tiffanie Lee - July 06, 2016

    This fits me perfectly in the business world and in my every day life. I’m the rock of my family and more. This best describes my current place of work.

  • Alicia - July 02, 2016

    I think this quiz fits me, but also open my eyes on some improvement.

  • Amber - June 22, 2016

    As a student, it doesn’t surprise me that the result I got was the idealist. It was also interesting to read the comments and learn what others got as a result. I enjoyed this.

  • Al Jones - June 10, 2016

    Looking forward to what the quiz has to say

  • Collin - May 09, 2016

    I’m glad I’m a Pragmatists, I feel I am hard worker most of the time and wanting to reach my goal. I do the best I can when working on a certain goal.

  • Sheila Hodgson - April 06, 2016

    Very nice tool. Gives a wide perspective on different leadership styles.

  • Keith Dorsey - March 23, 2016

    Thank you very much for the quiz. It helps me to look back my self. Especially, to look at my developmental areas.

  • Elizabeth Carrizales - February 29, 2016

    I love the fact I got Pragmatis. I am already such a hard worker and expect nothing less then the best of myself and the same for my co workers. We should always work harder then what is expected of us.

  • Verna McNeal - February 23, 2016

    The quiz was very clear and precise it helps you to understand more about your job and staff.

  • Antonio Blackmon - February 22, 2016

    The survey was interesting and some question sound to much alike, but the results does fit my personality.

  • Ruby - February 17, 2016

    That’s true about me :) Steward is my Leadership style you have to be to run a successful restaurant or business period I’m happy with my results.

  • Ruby Butler - February 17, 2016

    I am a Steward which means I am the rock of an Organization there are several famous people that are Steward’s to such as George Washington, Mother Teresa, and Ginni Rometty the (CEO of IBM) that is so awesome.

  • Rach - January 21, 2016

    I knew I would get Diplomat, people have a sense of comfort around me now if I could only parlay that feeling into a position of work

  • Wendy - December 10, 2015

    Answer suits my style however, I wonder what it would be different if you had more than two choices per question. Many of my answers would be somewhere between the two or just different (vs. blk/wht). This said, “fun tool!”

  • Sharon - August 28, 2015

    I definitely felt the results fit my character and style throughout.

  • Punit - July 22, 2015

    I did not get any result of the quiz….

  • Robin Reeves - July 21, 2015

    Interesting. Every leadership style should be applied with proper etiquette. Good manners goes a long way when working all people.

  • kambam vedantan - July 21, 2015

    leadership is very individualist. Every one develops his/her own style depending upon the context in which he /she operates. No style can be generalized. every one is a leader given that they operate at different emotional & spiritual quotients.

  • Deepak Garnaik - July 19, 2015

    Very nice tool. Though, I fully agree with Lois that choices offered are limited and one may tend not to agree with either of the options fully, but by choosing the nearest one the results are quite accurate. Very precise overall/ general assessment in such a small span and with only 10 questions.

  • V G Pathak - July 19, 2015

    It’s worth to see what emerges out of this quiz. Mostly confirms to what I am.

  • Atif Khan - July 19, 2015

    I think some questions replies are based more on the context or situation and less linked with the style. For example, for me achieving the objective of tasks given to my employees is more important than my preference whether they follow their method or my instructions/guidelines to complete the tasks. Overall, the agree with the assessment which has identified my style as “Diplomatic”.

  • Alpha Bah - July 19, 2015

    I believe that leadership style should be adaptable to the circumstances, your situation and that of the organization or team that you’re leading. For example, if I consider myself to be in a different organisation that I had worked for, my answers would be different, so does the result.

    True great leaders are those who are able to adapt as required.

  • tunde - July 16, 2015

    Nice one. Thanks. I didn’t see an option for a Business Owner – would the interpretation have been different for the same set of responses?

  • Nina Merchant - July 16, 2015

    Comfortable with my ‘preferred’ style, but does not always work in all situations or cultural contexts. need to be able to flex. one’s style

  • Dorus Evekink - July 16, 2015

    The test showed that I am a idialist.I certainly am because I have learned after many years in business that giving trust ,motivation and purpose leads to excellent results.However not all can handle it, so they were advised to leave.

  • Janet Beatty - July 15, 2015

    My experience is that one’s leadership style is not static. One adjusts based on the culture and the individual leadership styles of the team one is part of. For example one requires pragmatism another stewardship.

  • Bright Osei - Mensah - July 15, 2015

    This is a great piece. The exercise confirms who I am and it has helped me to get to know myself more and the way I must go about situations and events as they come.

  • Bright Osei - Mensah - July 15, 2015

    This is a great piece. The exercise confirms who I am and it has helped me to get to know myself more and the way I must go about situations and events as they come.

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