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. A soft skills 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. Be sure to answer every question if you want accurate results! After completing the assessment and seeing your own results, you can download the workbook to assess your team’s soft skills as well!

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