Welcome to your Remote Team Leadership Assessment,

Do you have what it takes to manage a remote team?

Teams come in all shapes and sizes. Most small businesses will have a mix of full-time, part-time, and one-off project freelancers. With both introverts and extroverts. They are all part of the team that keeps your organization going. You might even have some employees who are in the same location as you, and others who are remote. Or you might have a team that is all remote and scattered throughout the world.

There are some financial advantages to having a remote team like savings on office space, equipment, and transportation. And there are less-tangible benefits, such as greater team member satisfaction and retention, higher motivation and performance, increased productivity due to fewer distractions, and access to a wider talent pool.

However, being an introvert and leading a remote team presents challenges when that team is made up of people who never meet in person and who are often in different time zones and from different cultures. You must step up as a leader in a way that is not required of you when you have a face-to-face team. More thought, more planning, and more creativity is required.

As a manager of a remote team, you also need these essential characteristics:

  • Honesty
  • Integrity
  • Loyalty
  • Sincerity

The following leadership assessment highlights the importance of these four key factors through the behaviors that illustrate them.

Don’t agonize over the answers. Often your first thought will be most appropriate. Give honest answers to each question.

1. I put people at ease. They feel that they know me and that they know what to expect when they deal with me or talk to me.
2. I communicate clearly and coherently. People think what I say makes sense.
3. I focus on learning from mistakes rather than seeking someone to blame.
4. People consider me honest and open. They don't ever feel that I'm holding something back.
5. I easily admit my mistakes, limitations, and weaknesses. I am not afraid to be open about myself.
6. Others consider me consistent. They know what to expect from me.
7. People find it easy to confide in me.
8. I can raise uncomfortable topics because people know that my intentions are good.
9. People know that compromise is possible with me.
10. Others know they can trust me. People never think that I'm trying to take advantage of them.
11. I make time to learn what people need from me, so that they can be successful.
12. I encourage everyone to work toward the same overall objectives.
13. My values guide my leadership behavior and these values are evident to others.
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