Self Assessment Checklist Key Executive Skill Development

Where do you stand on the road to key executive stardom? To find out, print the questionnaire below and see how well you score.

Clarity
_______ I fully understand my CEO’s vision and strategy for the company.
_______ I fully understand what my CEO expects of me and how my contributions help to achieve the vision.
_______ My CEO and I understand and support each other’s inherently divergent roles (future vs. day-to-day orientation).
_______ I meet regularly (at least once a month) with my CEO to discuss our mutual expectations for my position and how I am meeting those expectations.
_______ My CEO and I occasionally hold one-to-one-to-ones with our Vistage chair to improve our communication and address issues we can’t work out on our own.
(Self-scoring: 1 or less = serious problem area; 2 = area needs major improvement; 3 = area needs moderate improvement; 4 = area needs minimal improvement; 5 = system is world-class in this area)

Leadership
_______ My knowledge, skills and performance in my functional area are currently world-class. If not, I have a plan for getting there.
_______ I am a strong advocate for my functional area on the management team.
_______ I regularly contribute to organizational problem-solving outside my functional area.
_______ I regularly exercise initiative rather than waiting for my CEO to tell me what to do.
_______ I am a champion for change in the organization rather than a blocker or resistor.
(Self-scoring: 1 or less = serious problem area; 2 = area needs major improvement; 3 = area needs moderate improvement; 4 = area needs minimal improvement; 5 = system is world-class in this area)

Team Player
_______ I understand the “rules of the game” for our management team.
_______ I understand the characteristics of high-performing teams.
_______ I understand and practice the fundamentals of building high-performing teams.
_______ I conduct monthly one-to-ones with everyone on the team who reports to me.
_______ Everyone who reports to me has clarity around their goals and objectives and what I expect from them.
(Self-scoring: 1 or less = serious problem area; 2 = area needs major improvement; 3 = area needs moderate improvement; 4 = area needs minimal improvement; 5 = system is world-class in this area)

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