1) “LMX” Relationship
What was the quality of your leader’s relationship with you? Think back to a job you held and recall your feelings toward your leader, or if currently employed use your supervisor. Please answer whether each item below was Mostly False or Mostly True for you.
| |Mostly False |Mostly True |
|1. |I very much liked my supervisor as a person. | | |
|2. |My supervisor defended my work to people above him if I made a mistake. | | |
|3. |The work I did for my supervisor went well beyond what was required. | | |
|4. |I admired my supervisor’s professional knowledge and ability. | | |
|5. |My supervisor was enjoyable to work with. | | |
|6. |I applied extra effort to further the interests of my work group. | | |
|7. |My supervisor championed my case to others in the organization. | | |
|8. |I respected my supervisor’s management competence. | | |
Scoring and Interpretation.
LMX theory is about the quality of a leader’s relationship with subordinates. If you scored 6 or more Mostly True, your supervisor clearly had an excellent relationship with you, which is stage two. You had a successful dyad. If your supervisor had an equally good relationship with every subordinate, that is a stage three level of development (partnership building). If you scored 3 or fewer Mostly...