Executive Self-Assessment: Unlocking Your Leadership Potential

As a CEO or executive leader, your mindset and inner life significantly influence your leadership effectiveness and overall well-being.

This self-assessment is designed to help you gain deeper insights into your current state of mind and emotional well-being.

Rate your immediate reaction to each statement pair on a scale from 1 to 5, where 1 represents strong agreement with the first sentence and 5 represents strong agreement with the second.

1. Vision and Future Outlook

I lack a compelling vision for my future and feel uninspired about what lies ahead.
1 – 2 – 3 – 4 – 5
I have a vivid and inspiring vision for my future that excites me every day.


2. Gratitude and Contentment

I struggle to feel grateful for my current life circumstances.
1 – 2 – 3 – 4 – 5
I feel deeply grateful for my life as it is, even as I strive for greater accomplishments.


3. Confidence in Life Goals

I worry that I won’t achieve the life I desire or envision.
1 – 2 – 3 – 4 – 5
I am confident that I am on the path to achieving the life I desire and envision.


4. Personal Growth and Potential

I feel stuck and unfulfilled, as if I’m not living the life I had hoped to live.
1 – 2 – 3 – 4 – 5
I feel I am continually learning, growing, and living a life that I love daily.


5. Inner Peace and Mental Well-being

My thoughts often disturb me and make it difficult to sleep, relax, or be present with others.
1 – 2 – 3 – 4 – 5
My inner thoughts are my allies, encouraging and supporting me daily. I feel present and excited about what I need to do each day. Life feels fun.


6. External Validation vs. Self-Love

I notice I often seek on external acknowledgement and validation in order to feel okay, good, successful.
1 – 2 – 3 – 4 – 5
I find joy and validation from within. I am in need of nothing so it is easy for me to focus on others and give them the attention and validation they might need.


7. Meaning and Purpose

I feel like I’m missing out on a meaningful life, always chasing the next goal.
1 – 2 – 3 – 4 – 5
I enjoy each day with all it brings. I am not waiting on any future event to enjoy my life.


8. Satisfaction and Fulfillment

I often feel dissatisfied. It would be amazing to enjoy my life and current success more than I do.
1 – 2 – 3 – 4 – 5
I find joy and satisfaction daily, I know that all I desire will come to me in its right time.


9. Personal Freedom

I feel trapped in my life circumstances, constrained by expectations and obligations.
1 – 2 – 3 – 4 – 5
I feel a deep sense of freedom and autonomy in directing my life’s path.


10. Inner Life and External Circumstances

I doubt that focusing on my inner life will improve my external circumstances.
1 – 2 – 3 – 4 – 5
I actively cultivate a rich inner life, knowing it creates everything in my external world.


Calculate Your Score:

Your Total Score = __________


Reflective Questions:

  • Why did you assign yourself that particular score for each statement?
  • What is one area in which you most want to improve your score?
  • What is one outcome, this quarter, that would indicate positive momentum/your success in doing so?
  • What is one action you could take today?


Take a moment to ponder these questions. Your answers will provide valuable insights into actionable steps for enhancing your leadership and life.


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About the Author

Susanne Biro is a coach to C-suite and executive level leaders. She is the founder of Inner Life Leadership, an app for business professionals who want to reach an unprecedented level of personal understanding and corresponding leadership (and life) success. Susanne is an author, executive development program designer, facilitator, Forbes & CEO Magazine contributing writer, and a TEDx and keynote speaker.

For over two decades, Susanne has worked internationally with senior-level leaders in some of the world’s best companies. Whether coaching one-on-one or authoring, designing, and delivering leadership programs, her passion is the same: to help leaders reach their next level.

Susanne can be reached at 604.864.5408 or via email at



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