Are You an Evolutionary?

For the following statements, assign a numerical value (1–5) based on your level of agreement with the statement. Use the scoring structure provided below.
5 – STRONGLY AGREE; 4 – AGREE; 3 – NEUTRAL; 2 – DISAGREE; 1 – STRONGLY DISAGREE;

CHANGE

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Change is a necessity for organizational growth.
I often feel like the pace of change in my organization is way too slow.
I often feel like the pace of change in my organization is way too fast.
Everything can be improved.
I like the idea of working on entirely new systems, projects and ideas – things that are unproven.
I can't help myself from solving problems – even if they are not directly related to my world.
I frequently work without regard to the clock or "normal" workday rhythms.

PLANNING

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I have a reasonably clear sense of what I intend to accomplish in my professional work over the next five years.
I approach work from a project perspective; planning, executing, completing, and evaluating all along the way.
I believe planning is critical for success.
I think it is reasonable to make 20-year strategic plans.
I believe too much time is spent on planning.
With so much uncertainty in the world, long-term planning is basically worthless.
Once I know the strategic outcome, I am easily able to generate plans to meet the goal.
When I have a good plan, I am more invested in the mission ahead.
I don't mind focusing on details, if they lead to a better plan.

LEADERSHIP

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I feel comfortable in leadership positions.
I seek opportunities to lead projects.
When a new project opportunity arises, I volunteer to lead the project.
Leadership begins with a vision of what is necessary to achieve specific goals.
Leadership is a natural trait; some people have it and some don't.
I am very clear about what is important and what is less important in my day-to-day work.
I know my industry; I have deep experience.
I know my industry; I have formal training and/or credentials.
My peers often seek me out for business/professional advice.
I motivate the people I work with to obtain organizational goals.

COMMUNICATION

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I like to give speeches and presentations.
I like to lead meetings.
People tell me I am a good writer.
I read more than one book at a time.
I am a student of the world – ready and able to learn from other traditions and cultures.
I can tell a good story.
I can coach other people to improve their communication skills.
People often come to me for advice on communication issues.
I enjoy learning new business "languages" and can adapt quickly to new business environments.
I am able to speak "across the organization" and make connections between departments.
I proofread my work carefully.
I believe in the value of practice, rehearsal, and preparation.

TEAMWORK

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I value working with others in a team environment.
Team bonds go beyond the work at hand; teams should be special.
Real teams can accomplish more than simple groups of people.
I enjoy competition…and I am competitive.
Team concepts are overused in the modern corporate environment – they can bog things down.
Being on a team means checking your ego and being a good follower as well as a good leader.

INNOVATION

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I read about all kinds of things that are not directly related to my job.
I am a natural networker; when I meet people I almost always make connections.
I read more than five professional magazines or journals every month.
I spend hours each week working to identify future trends that will affect my organization.
I intentionally network with people outside my professional circle to better understand best practices from other industries and other points of view.
I am proud of my accomplishments so far, but I know have much more I can do.

GUIDANCE

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I like to help people learn.
People say I am a good coach/mentor.
The people I have taught or coached are often promoted and/or recognized for their work.
I am able to explain complicated ideas in relatively simple and clear language.
I believe that teaching is one of the most important forms of influence.
I am a talented facilitator.
I am able to listen carefully and facilitate group decision-making.
I am comfortable working with large groups of professionals representing a diversity of professional points of view.

MORAL CODE

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I adhere to a clear set of moral and ethical standards.
I believe I have a responsibility to make the world a better place.
I am happy to work on efforts that may not come to fruition for several generations.
I spend active time supporting efforts to help the next generation learn, grow, and be healthy.
I believe there are fundamental values that are universal.
I don't think about "retiring"; at some level I always see myself contributing.
I am driven by inspiration more than a paycheck.
Business is not just about profit and loss; it is also the place to work on issues like social justice.
I actively remove myself from people or situations that don't support my core values.