The Blake Mouton leadership assessment plots the degree of task orientation versus people orientation for a person. The grid helps individuals in identifying different combinations of leadership styles thus managing their team members, depending on their skill and will.  This model was developed in the early 1960s by management theorists Robert Blake and Jane Mouton.

The model is based on two behavioural dimensions:

  • People Orientation:  When a leader is oriented toward the development of their team members and has genuine interest in their needs and interests to accomplish goals.
  • Task Orientation: When a leader is oriented toward results, efficiency and concrete objectives in accomplishing goals.

Below is a list of statements about leadership behaviour. Read each one carefully, then, using the following scale, decide the extent to which it applies to you. For best results, answer as truthfully as possible.

1.While working in a team, I encourage my team members to participate in decision-making, and I also like to implement their ideas and suggestions.
2.Nothing is more important than accomplishing a goal or task.
3.I closely monitor the schedule to ensure a task or project will be completed in time.
4.I enjoy coaching people on new tasks and procedures.
5.The more challenging a task is, the more I enjoy it.
6.I encourage my team members to be creative about their job.
7.When seeing a complex task through to completion, I ensure that every detail is accounted for.
8.I find it easy to carry out several complicated tasks at the same time.
9.I enjoy reading articles, books, and journals about training, leadership, and psychology; and then putting what I have read into action.
10.When correcting mistakes, I do not worry about jeopardizing relationships.
11.I manage my time very efficiently.
12.I enjoy explaining the intricacies and details of a complex task or project to my employees.
13.Breaking large projects into small manageable tasks is second nature to me.
14.Nothing is more important than building a great team.
15.I enjoy analyzing problems.
16.I honour other people’s boundaries.
17.Counselling my friends and team member to improve their performance or behaviour is second nature to me.
18.I enjoy reading articles, books, and trade journals about my subject; and then implementing the new procedures I have learned


1 Comment

Princely Samuel · October 18, 2022 at 9:16 am

This was an interesting exercise. I completely agree with the results that I have got. I have taken Belbin’s leadership style test. But I find this to be more accurate. Thanks for sharing this .

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