Diagnose your risk of unforced errors

Create an early warning system to avoid self-sabotaging behaviors. For further insight, read  “Develop a personal early warning system to avoid making bad leadership choices.”

Use this diagnostic tool as an early warning system any time you feel potentially at risk of making the sorts of bad choices that can derail your career. To complete the self-assessment, rate each statement. Like a preemptive pulse check, it will give you a heads-up about impending calamity.

For each statement, rate how often you experience it.


Note: This diagnostic tool is inspired in part by the 1963 work of Howard McClusky and the 1996 research of Peter Vaill. An earlier version appears in The Manager’s Dilemma, by Jesse Sostrin.

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