Take this Test to Determine Your Leadership Communication Quotient

Do you have what it takes to be a leader? How effective are your communication skills?

According to David Barger, Chief Executive Officer of Jet Blue, communication is critical to effective leadership. He noted in a New York Times interview, "At the end of the day, if the 13,000 people on the front lines don't understand what you're trying to do, forget it. You don't stand a chance of making it work."

Whether you lead an organization, a team, or an initiative, communication is critical for achieving your goals. However, some executives fail to meet their full potential, not because they lack core competency skills, but because they are missing some communication/management tools.

What is your Leadership Communication Quotient? Test your communication skills.

How effective is your communication? To find out, take JRS Consulting's Communication Assessment Self Test here. It's 25 quick survey questions covering five communication qualities. These qualities are based on our interviews with more than 1,000 leaders and their team members. As soon as you've completed the assessment, you'll receive an immediate Leadership Communication Quotient and summary of what your performance means for your company.

And when you are done with the test, read the article "The 5 Communication Qualities of Leadership" to learn more about what each of the qualities mean.

Effective communication is one of the most important leadership skills. Every member of the organization must understand the overall company direction and how they fit in, and this overall direction needs to come from the top. If a leader isn't a natural communicator, critical communication skills can be learned.


Jenny Schade is president of JRS Consulting, Inc., a firm that helps organizations build leading brands and efficiently attract and motivate employees and customers. With a Master's degree in counseling psychology, Jenny also provides executive coaching to help clients meet their personal and professional goals. Subscribe to the free JRS newsletter on

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