Rate your approach to Risk-taking!

Risk-Taking Attitude self-assessment questions

Nothing Ventured, Nothing Gained! Taking Risks is critical to an organisation's ability to seize opportunities and achieve success. Where do you stand in terms of how you take risk?
Answer the all following questions and be sure to rate yourself as candidly as possible to ensure a frank and open assessment.

1
Taking risks makes good sense only in the absence of other acceptable alternatives.
  • strongly agree
  • generally agree
  • generally disagree
  • strongly disagree
2
I generally prefer stimulation over security.
  • strongly agree
  • generally agree
  • generally disagree
  • strongly disagree
3
If I make mistakes, I have confidence in my ability to recover from them, no matter how big.
  • strongly agree
  • generally agree
  • generally disagree
  • strongly disagree
4
I would promote someone with unlimited potential but limited experience to a key position over someone with more limited potential but more experience.
  • strongly agree
  • generally agree
  • generally disagree
  • strongly disagree
5
Anything worth doing is worth doing less than perfectly.
  • strongly agree
  • generally agree
  • generally disagree
  • strongly disagree
6
I believe that opportunity generally knocks only once.
  • strongly agree
  • generally agree
  • generally disagree
  • strongly disagree
7
It is better to ask for permission, than to beg for forgiveness.
  • strongly agree
  • generally agree
  • generally disagree
  • strongly disagree
8
Success in Business management is as much, if not more, a matter of luck as ability.
  • strongly agree
  • generally agree
  • generally disagree
  • strongly disagree
9
I would choose a three-thousand-dollar annual raise over a ten-thousand-dollar bonus, if I had about a one-in-three chance of winning the bonus.
  • strongly agree
  • generally agree
  • generally disagree
  • strongly disagree
10
I can handle big losses and disappointments with little difficulty.
  • strongly agree
  • generally agree
  • generally disagree
  • strongly disagree
11
If forced to choose between them, I would take safety over achievement.
  • strongly agree
  • generally agree
  • generally disagree
  • strongly disagree
12
Failure is the long road to management success.
  • strongly agree
  • generally agree
  • generally disagree
  • strongly disagree
13
I tolerate ambiguity and unpredictability well.
  • strongly agree
  • generally agree
  • generally disagree
  • strongly disagree
14
I would rather feel the intense disappointment of failure than intense regret of not having tried.
  • strongly agree
  • generally agree
  • generally disagree
  • strongly disagree
15
When facing a decision with uncertain consequences, my potential losses are my greatest concern.
  • strongly agree
  • generally agree
  • generally disagree
  • strongly disagree
16
It is better to miss an opportunity rather make a big mistake
  • strongly agree
  • generally agree
  • generally disagree
  • strongly disagree
17
I have little control over what can happen in my work and life
  • strongly agree
  • generally agree
  • generally disagree
  • strongly disagree
18
I rely more on my intuition and instinct to make important decisions
  • strongly agree
  • generally agree
  • generally disagree
  • strongly disagree