Your Assessment Results

Dowden’s new book, Do Good to Lead Well: The Science and Practice of Positive Leadership examines the Six Pillars of Positive Leadership.

Self Awareness, Civility, Humility, Focus on the Positive, Meaning and Purpose, and Empathy are at the core of Dowden’s work and leadership philosophy.

See below for your tailored practice material for the area in which your leadership approach could use the most improvement. For more information contact Craig Dowden:

Here is how you scored on each pillar:

  • Self Awareness Total = /36
  • Civility Total = /36
  • Humility Total = /36
  • Focus On The Positive Total = /36
  • Meaning and Purpose Total = /36
  • Empathy Total = /36


Ask for Informal Feedback

No matter how strong our performance, we can always get better. As leaders, there is nothing preventing us from asking our colleagues, stakeholders, and customers how we are doing.

Examples of Feedback Questions

When asking for feedback from your team members, give them advanced notice so they have time to reflect before responding to you. Explain why this feedback is critical to you (e.g. I want to be at my best) and how the person we are asking is important in terms of helping us achieve our goals.

Here are some potential feedback questions:

  1. What is one thing you would like me to:
    1. Continue doing?
    2. Stop doing?
    3. Start doing?
  2. If you were the leader of this team, what’s the first thing you would do or change?
  3. What is the most important thing I can do to bring my performance to the next level?
  4. What can I do to receive higher quality feedback?