What is your strategic thinking quotient? Take this test to find out!
Now, before you go ahead and do the assessment, understand that this is NOT a psychological test and it has not been designed for reliability or validity. Instead it is a self-assessment of your preferred behaviour on different situations that might reflect your preference for one type of thinking or another. The intention of this questionnaire is to have a sense of where our strengths are vis-a-vis the Liedtka model and to perhaps identify areas for improvement. Take it with a whole handful of salt. Ultimately, it is just a fun tool to be aware of ourself.
To start, print out this article and then score each statement as truthfully as possible based on the following responses:
(1) - Not at all like me
(2) - Unlike me
(3) - Like me
(4) - Very much like me
Once you are done, click on the link below to download the scoring sheet. Have fun!
1. When I have a problem, I just think of a solution and then move on to solving it.
2. I like to imagine what it would be like if I had no problems and see what I can do in that situation
3. I believe that our past actions are indicative of our future behavior
4. Before I act, I will think about who will be affected by my actions and what would happen to them.
5. I always relate what I am doing back to what I am trying to achieve
6. I don’t involve people outside our department / team when working on a project
7. I like to put forward different reasons why something will work or not and see which is true
8. I don’t have a long-term vision at work. It is always just one fire-fight after another.
9. Decisions should not vary. Once we commit ourselves, we must not allow it to change.
10. I don’t believe that we should spend all our time trying to connect the dots between different aspects of the situation.
11. I get perturbed when the small things don’t turn out as planned.
12. Before I jump onto a solution, I try to come up with several key reasons why the situation is as it is
13. I try to work towards a steady-state situation where I am confident things will move in a constant pace
14. I make reasonable assumptions about what is happening to cause me to have a problem and I test to see if they are true.
15. When I make decisions, I like to look at what has been done before and how that impacts on the future of things.
16. It does not matter how I feel about what I do, it only matters what we will get out of it
17. I try to see the impact of each action or decision I make before I make/take them
18. I look to extend my value to my customers by looking out for ways to improve myself
19. I usually think up different endings for my decision and see how it would impact everyone involved
20. I always seek the underlying reasons for a decision
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