Team Approach Team Leader Checkup

Team Leader Checkup

According to Gallup, the most critical person in any organization for transmitting culture and creating a positive work environment is the team leader. A strength deployment assessment, such as this Team Leader Checkup, provides a non-threatening approach to getting feedback on critical behaviors. This approach does not solicit negative feedback, but instead seeks to provide insight to the degree that these behaviors have been developed as strengths.

To what extent has this team leader developed each of the following behaviors?

N/A - not applicable | 1 - Never | 2 - Seldom |3 - Sometimes | 4 - Usually | 5 - Almost Always

Leading By Example

Works on improving own knowledge and skills.
Uses time effectively--works on high-priority actions first.
Remains calm and effective in high-pressure situations.
Demonstrates high standards of ethical conduct.

Encouraging Innovation

Expresses a vision of the future--exciting goals and ambitious plans.
Encourages team members to ask "why" and to question the status quo.
Encourages team members to look at problems in new ways.

Innovative Problem Solving

Affirms positive aspects of team member's suggestion/idea before stating concerns.
Helps team members brainstorm to generate ideas.
Goes outside the team for resources and solutions when needed.
Reacts constructively to disappointments and setbacks.

Decision Making

When possible, gets opinions and ideas from the team before making a decision.
Makes decisions that support the organization's long-range goals.
Makes decisions that support the needs of team members.


Makes clear how individual roles are important to team success.
Assigns tasks based on individual team member's strengths.
Explains why a task, objective or goal is important.
Explains clearly how much freedom of action and authority have been granted to the team member.


Enforces team norms and standards.
Supports and encourages team members when they take initiative.
Reassures and supports team members when they encounter obstacles.
When needed, helps team members overcome difficulties and roadblocks.


Shows genuine interest when another person is speaking.
When listening, checks the meaning of the speaker's tone of voice, gestures and facial expressions.
When listening, summarizes the speaker's thoughts, feelings and ideas.


Gives praise or recognition to the team when it has performed well.
Helps the team address and resolve team issues.
Represents the team effectively to the rest of the organization.

Resolving Conflict

Encourages coworkers to communicate with each other directly to resolve conflicts.
When other coworkers are in conflict, helps them listen to each other.
When other coworkers are in conflict, helps them identify areas of agreement.
When other coworkers are in conflict, encourages them to consider new options.

Performance Coaching

When helping team members develop new abilities, is patient and encouraging.
Encourages team members to think and solve problems for themselves.
Encourages team members to attend education and training programs.

Performance Management

Gives ongoing performance feedback throughout the year.
Gives informal verbal feedback about performance soon after it occurs.
During performance appraisal meetings, helps the team member set performance and professional development goals.