LEADS Leadership Style Assessment Form

LEADS Leadership Style Assessment


Please select the options that represent how you feel toward each statement.

When you have finished the survey, please don't forget to click the "Submit" button at the bottom of the form.

1. Employees need to be supervised closely or they are not likely to do their work.(Required)
2. It is fair to say that most employees of the general population are lazy.(Required)
3. In complex situations, leaders should let employees work out problems on their own.(Required)
4. Employees want to be a part of the decision-making process.(Required)
5. Providing guidance without pressure is the key to being a good leader.(Required)
6. As a rule, employees must be given rewards or punishments in order to motivate them to achieve organizational objectives.(Required)
7. Leadership requires staying out of the way of employees as they do work.(Required)
8. Most employees want frequent and supportive communication with their leaders.(Required)
9. As a rule, leaders should allow employees to appraise their own work.(Required)
10. Most employees feel insecure about their work and need direction.(Required)
11. Leaders need to help employees accept responsibility for completing their work.(Required)
12. Leaders should give employees complete freedom to solve problems on their own.(Required)
13. In most situations, employees prefer little input from their leader.(Required)
14. It is the leader’s job to help employees find their “passion”.(Required)
15. The leader is the chief judge of the achievements of the employees.(Required)
16. Effective leaders give orders and clarify procedures.(Required)
17. In general, it is best to leave employees alone.(Required)
18. People are basically competent and if given a task will do a good job.(Required)

You can review your scores below. When you have finished, please don't forget to click the "Submit" button at the bottom of the form.

Authoritarian leadership
Leader needs to control employees and what they do. They emphasize that they are in charge and exert influence and control over employees. Authoritarian leaders prefer communication be directed up.

Participative leadership
Leaders treat members as fully capable of doing work on their own. They work with employees, try to treat everyone fairly, and to not be above others, their main goal is to help employees reach personal goals. Communication is interactional between employees and leaders.

Delegative leadership
Leaders do not try to control employees and do not try to nurture and guide them. Instead, this leader engages in minimal influence and has a “hands-off” approach.

Scoring ranges:
26-30, very high range
21-25, high range
16-20, moderate range
11-15, low range
6-10, very low range

Adapted from Introduction to Leadership: Concepts and Practice by Peter G. Northouse (2009). Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE.