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How strong principles can inspire followership

Principle oriented
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Obstruct others' plans

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Take advantage of others

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Pretend to be concerned for others

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Put people under pressure

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Would never cheat on my taxes

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Cheat to get ahead

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Stick to the rules

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Know how to get around the rules

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Use others for my own ends

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Use flattery to get ahead

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A principle-oriented person believes in their morals, ideals, and beliefs above all else. They believe in acting in accordance with morality and are often preoccupied with whether actions are right or wrong. Principle-oriented people have self-control enough to follow rules and adhere to their high moral standard, remaining loyal and keeping their promises.

In the workplace, these individuals are highly motivated when the environment and company are aligned with their principles. People trust and respect this, knowing they will never compromise their principles, take credit for other people’s work, or undermine team members to achieve a goal. This is aligned with working to a code of conduct.

Having set views and being unswayable from principles, means great value is placed on the way goals are achieved, not just whether a goal is achieved. Consequently, by never letting people down, and always acting in a way according to their principles, they are highly sensitive to the topics of decency and character.

What does a higher score mean?

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You are principle-oriented and strive to do all you say you will do, you cannot be asked to deceive others or to cheat to attain goals. You will not take shortcuts or skip steps to achieve your goals, instead believing that the journey is just as important as the goal.

What does a lower score mean?

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You are not principle-oriented and believe that the end goal must be achieved at all costs, even if that means being flexible, or breaking promises, in how you achieve those goals.

To nurture your Principle orientation:

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Follow through on promises and commitments to fellow teams and individuals, i.e. if something is promised to a project stakeholder hold yourself accountable to meet that promise. Communicate your expectations and your commitments to others, so they can also hold you accountable. Exhibit loyalty to stakeholders as well as to the end goal.

Use this checklist for self-evaluation

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  • Do you follow through on your commitments?
  • Do you break promises in pursuit of your goals?
  • Are you capable of deceit?
  • Have you let people down in pursuit of your goals?
  • Are you considerate of all stakeholders in your projects?
  • Do you hold yourself and others accountable?


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What is your Self-awareness score?
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I often reflect on my thoughts

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I do not often think about the way I am feeling

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I enjoy exploring my “inner self"

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I often reflect on my feelings

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Others would benefit from reflecting more on their thoughts

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I am interested in analysing the behaviour of others

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I value opportunities to evaluate my behaviour

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It is important to understand why people behave in the way they do

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When I’m feeling uncomfortable, I can easily name these feelings

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I usually know why I am feeling the way I do

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I am often on auto-pilot and do not pay much attention to what I am doing

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Sometimes I am careless because I am preoccupied, with many things on my mind

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I often dwell on the past or the future, rather than the present

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My mind often wanders when I am trying to concentrate

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I often find myself thinking about how to solve past negative events

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When things go wrong, I often think about them constructively for long periods of time

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I tend not to look back and think about how I could have done things better

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