Management Training Skills Assessment


Management Skills Assessment

Management Training of DC, LLC;  ©2018JWY


You are a manager.


Answer the question: True or False, then briefly explain Why or Why Not; use additional paper if needed.


“Open Book.” No time limit. No word limit.



  1. If you want something done right, do it your self.





  1. New teams seldom get started with a smooth beginning.





  1. The worst mistake a manager can make, is to make a bad hire.





  1. The individual contributor has the same “report card” as the manager.





  1. Leadership is not a part of Management.





  1. Motivation is a part of Management.





  1. Finding and training talent is the solely the work of the Human Resource department.





  1. Managers get paid to talk all day.



  1. Managers get paid to make decisions.





  1. A matrix organization (having two supervisors) is usually effective.






  1. Can the chain of command ever be violated?





  1. The work of the Manager had better be perfect.






  1. The work of the Individual Contributor had better be perfect.





  1. Managers can make decisions with only half of the information.





  1. A rude Manager will demand recommendations.





  1. An overbearing Subordinate will make suggestions.





  1. A Manager needs obedience more than a relationship with direct reports.




  1. A Manager’s great fear is that subordinates do exactly as they are told.





  1. Managing is like a batting average: three hits out of ten is good.





  1. Knowledge workers cannot be managed.





  1. Tasks must always be delegated down the org chart to the person closest to the work.





  1. Not all directives must have follow-up.





  1. Management is a science.





  1. All teams need close supervision.





  1. Management is a practice, like medicine or law.





  1. Management is insight, like art.





  1. Technical skills are the most important skills for effective managers.




  1. People do those things well the things the boss checks.




  1. It is enough for the work of the Individual Contributor to be ‘right.’




  1. It is enough for the work of the Manage to be ‘right.’




  1. The goal of the Individual Contributor is to be indispensable.




  1. The goal of the Manager is to be “dispensable.”




  1. Feedback from the manager is a nuisance.




  1. Feedback from junior staffers is a nuisance.




  1. The Manager is more concerned about the future than the Individual Contributor.




  1. The manager sets priorities.




  1. Surprises can be good for Managers.




  1. Control events, or be controlled by them: Events can be controlled.




  1. Followers lead managers with anticipation.



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