Test Your Skills – Career Development Skills

You can learn the essential skills you need to be an exceptional leader, a

valued team member, and an outstanding contributor in the workplace.

But, with more than 700 skills available, which ones will make the biggest difference for you?

Find out with this five-minute quiz!

Enjoy this, John.

Test Your Skills and Find the Resources That Will Help You Most


For each statement, click the button in the column that best describes you. Please answer questions as you actually are (rather than how you think you should be), and don’t worry if some questions seem to score ‘in the wrong direction’. When you are finished, please click the ‘Calculate My Total’ button at the bottom of the test.

Statement Not
at All
Rarely Some-
Often Very


I routinely set realistic goals for myself, and I track my progress until I’ve reached them.


When I have to make a decision, I pick the first good solution I find.


I approach life with confidence, and I have high self esteem.


When it comes to managing my workload, I know my priorities.


Team development is an area I admit to cutting back on when time and resources are limited.


I lose time during the day because I’m not sure what I need to get done.


When I want to motivate people, I try to use the same approach with each person.


The work I do on a daily basis reflects my values, and is consistent with the goals I’ve set for myself.


I’m able to communicate my needs, and I make sure that my message is heard and understood.


When I encounter a problem, I immediately begin looking for potential solutions.


When there’s conflict, I use my communication skills to find solutions and work things through.


I’m aware of the differences between leadership and management.


When discussing an issue with someone, I try to stay one step ahead in the conversation, and I actively think about what I’m going to say next.


When I encounter a setback, I have difficulty focusing on the situation positively and objectively.


I’m motivated to complete all of my work in a timely manner.
 Total = 

Now, use your scores in the following five areas to decide where to start building your skills. (Tip: Concentrate on the lowest scoring areas!)

Visit this link (Test Your Skills – Career Deevelopment Skills from MindTools.com) to find out your skills.

About Kelly Business Advisors, LLC

Early in his career John started-up and sold 7 years later a Moving and Storage Company in Milwaukee. He acquired and was President of Kelly Pickle Company f/k/a Bond Pickle Company, in Oconto, WI for 12 years. Built a monthly round-table networking group of manufactures in Oconto. Developed marketing plans, sales plans, products and implemented lean manufacturing practices with many North American companies. Worked with non-profits as both a front line leader and behind the scenes. He is active in his church, a member of the Green Bay Chamber of Commerce,Business Networkers International (BNI) and now is joining the Green Bay Downtown Rotary.

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