Responsibility Scorecard Results

Report for responsibility-scorecard-results
Assessments completed:
Average Score:
Low Score:
High Score:
Much of what’s required of me feels off purpose and uninspiring
I generally feel “on purpose” and inspired about leading myself and others

I don’t enjoy my life and compromise what I believe in to keep up or get ahead
I enjoy every minute of my life and don't do anything I don't choose to

I am not fully exploiting my knowledge and wisdom
I am fully exploiting my knowledge and wisdom

I am not living up to my potential in life
I am living life to its fullest and am actively pursuing my potential

I struggle to maintain balance and integrity between life, work, and relationships. I‘m not me at times
My life, work, and relationships are fully integrated. I can be exactly who I am at all times

I struggle against my reality and fail to make the changes I desire
I fully accept my reality and know I can change anything I care enough about

I have problems I feel I may never surmount
I feel bigger than any problem

I am surrounded by many people who shirk responsibility
I surround myself with people who actively take 100% responsibility for their life and results

If people didn't have to they wouldn't be teaming with me
People team with me voluntarily, even those who don't have to

My superiors/customers see me as someone to jump and fulfill orders
My superiors/customers see me as a strong partner who has earned their respect and collaborates with them for mutual gain

Thank you for completing your Responsibility self-assessment.

Your Responsibility self-assessment

At the top of this page is your total score (from 10 to 100) for all ten questions. After that are some comparison metrics: The total number of completed self-assessments with the average and the range (low and high) of total scores. Then follows your self-assessment scores, item by item.

Later in this report, you can learn more about the questions. For now, consider this:

  • Freedom is crucial to Responsibility and self-leadership because when you are coping, you aren’t leading yourself anywhere.
  • True leadership begins with self-leadership because you cannot lead others unless you first lead yourself.

These are bold statements. We’ll come back to these.

What does your self-assessment mean?

Your self-assessment shows where you stand on the spectrum from coping (lower numbers) to freedom (higher numbers). It provides a subjective snapshot of where you see yourself today.

(Note, you can use Responsibility-thinking to move from coping to growing. More on this later.)

The total score represents how you view your reality. If your total score is 10 (the lowest possible), your reality has you beat – it’s got you. If your total score is 100 (the highest possible), you’re on top of your reality – you’ve got it.

You are likely somewhere in-between.

Where your total score ranks relative to the average is not a sign of better or worse or of good or bad.

(If you are being really tough with yourself, your score is lower and thus ranks lower compared to the average. The opposite is true if you are being more lenient with yourself.)

Regardless of your total score, you likely have room for growth.

Looking at your scores for each individual item can give you a new awareness of the corresponding areas of your life. Lower scores indicate where you feel stuck, stymied, slowed, trapped, or powerless (coping). Higher scores indicate where you feel freer, at choice, happy, unburdened, and powerful (freedom).

Here’s how to interpret your results:

  1. Note where you have scored yourself high. Acknowledge these areas. Congratulations. Think about how you’ve developed yourself in these areas. Maybe it came easy and natural, or perhaps you had to focus your efforts over time.
  2. Note where you have scored yourself low. What are your thoughts and feelings about each of these areas?
  3. Note the one item (maybe two) that keeps drawing your attention. Which scorecard item do your eyes keep returning to over and over? It could be a high score, a low score, or in the middle. It doesn’t matter. The important question is this: What is it about that item that has your attention?
  4. Note which scores you would change if you could. By how many points? Go ahead and be bold. Believe it’s possible. Tally up what your score will be when you make these changes. Consider setting an intention to grow in each of these areas.

If you have an intention to grow, consider saving your assessment results for future reference (you could print or save this page as a PDF). You may want to compare if you retake the assessment in the future.

Here are our insights about freedom, leadership, and self-leadership.

Freedom is crucial to self-leadership

Let’s look at the basis for the questions on the Responsibility assessment.

Each row contains a pair of phrases. The phrase on the left represents feeling trapped, limited, stuck, inhibited, victimized, stymied, slowed, stopped, or powerless – coping. Coping is a response to stress or something you don’t want. Coping consumes mental and emotional energy but does not resolve the underlying situation.

Coping is overrated.

The phrase on the right represents feeling free, powerful, at choice, happy, unburdened, uninhibited, and in motion toward your objectives – freedom. Freedom is choosing your own way. Freedom allows you to direct your mental and emotional energy where you choose.

Freedom makes you a more effective leader of self and others.

(Freedom and coping are opposites.)

So, then, what about leadership and self-leadership?

Lead yourself first

All leadership begins with self-leadership. You can’t lead others if you aren’t leading yourself.

You lead yourself when you practice Responsibility-thinking. Responsibility-thinking is taking ownership of your mind and life. How? By catching yourself coping and moving to Responsibility, that is, to a state of freedom.

Responsibility (with a capital “R”) is owning your power to create, choose, and attract your reality.

Leadership is Responsibility. Period.

When you demonstrate Responsibility you attract others so that together you can produce results that matter.

What is leadership?

Leadership occurs when you do two things:

  • Take ownership of something bigger than you, like a project, objective, or some problem or opportunity you see in the world.
  • Attract others to help you produce results that matter.

That’s it.

Leadership is not about a title, position, span of control, or authority. Also, leadership is not just a set of skills or traits.

Effective leadership is a byproduct of being in motion toward an important purpose larger than you. And leadership is attracting others to help.

You can do this in a management role or by simply seeing a problem in your world that inspires you to do something about and go for it.

The view that Responsibility is foundational to effective leadership is unique to The Responsibility Company. Our view questions much of what the leadership industry teaches about leadership.

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