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Roger D'Aprix's "Rate Your Boss" Questionnaire
Bosses: the book
The Rate-Your-Boss Questionnaire
The criteria used by Gallup to assess managerial effectiveness align closely with Roger’s Leader Communication Model. This frames five key questions that bosses must answer for their people:
What’s my job?
How am I doing?
Does anyone care?
How are WE doing?
What’s our vision?
How can I help?
The Boss Rating Questionnaire presents 30 statements whose responses can be aggregated into a single score on a 1 through 5 scale. This can be completed by an individual about their boss, or by team members combining on an assessment, or by someone seeking to understand their own leadership style and performance. The results provide a clear indication of where the boss fits on the scale. More important, they also identify priorities for change and improvement.
1=Very good 2=Good 3=Bad 4=Very bad 5=Ugly
You can download an Excel file containing the questionnaire. This aggregates the score as it’s completed. Or you can set up the instrument in SurveyMonkey or a similar research platform; or through your organization’s own internal research resources. It can be an individual or team exercise. The book offers ideas and approaches for deploying this powerful and highly illuminating tool.