Leadership Assessments & Tools

While many leadership skills may interest you, it is helpful to begin your leadership development process by assessing your current knowledge and skills, and then working on the leadership skills that you need most right now.

On this site you will find a growing list of free self-scored assessments. See the brief descriptions below and take notes on what you discover as you take the assessments. Notice your strengths and challenges as you begin to identify a single area to focus on and develop.


Finding Your Flow Personal Leadership Assessment

Designed by Dr. Bruce H. Jackson, this assessment was designed to help students and professionals identify what helps and hinders focus, flow, and peak performance in any life arena. More than an assessment, this web-based goal-setting and tracking tool can be used for measuring your daily actions and results for any leadership skills you wish to learn and master.

Student Leadership Competencies Assessments

Designed by Dr. Corey Seemiller, this series of assessments (eight total) measure the 60 most essential leadership competencies for students.


Learning and Reasoning Skills Assessment

Competencies Measured:

  • Reflection and Application
  • Systems Thinking
  • Analysis
  • Synthesis
  • Evaluation
  • Idea Generation
  • Problem Solving
  • Decision Making

Self-Awareness and Development Assessment

Competencies Measured:

  • Self-Understanding
  • Personal Values
  • Personal Contributions
  • Scope of Competence
  • Receiving Feedback
  • Self-Development

Interpersonal Interaction Assessment

Competencies Measured:

  • Productive Relationships
  • Appropriate Interaction
  • Helping Others
  • Empathy
  • Mentoring
  • Motivation
  • Others’ Contributions
  • Empowerment
  • Providing Feedback
  • Supervision
  • Collaboration

Group Dynamics Assessment

Competencies Measured:

  • Organizational Behavior
  • Power Dynamics
  • Group Development
  • Creating Change

Communication Assessment

Competencies Measured:

  • Verbal Communication
  • Nonverbal Communication
  • Listening
  • Writing
  • Facilitation
  • Conflict Negotiation
  • Advocating for a Point of View

Civic Responsibility Assessment

Competencies Measured:

  • Diversity
  • Other’s Circumstances
  • Inclusion
  • Social Justice
  • Social Responsibility
  • Service

Personal Behavior Assessment

Competencies Measured:

  • Initiative
  • Functioning Independently
  • Follow-Through
  • Responsibility for Personal Behavior
  • Ethics
  • Responding to Ambiguity
  • Responding to Change
  • Resiliency
  • Positive Attitude
  • Confidence
  • Excellence

Strategic Planning Assessment

Competencies Measured:

  • Mission
  • Vision
  • Goals
  • Plan
  • Organization

For any topical area that you would like to work on, you can use www.fyfone.com and use the goal-setting tool to help you identify the daily behaviors that will help you achieve your leadership development goals.