Personal Entrepreneurial Competencies

This self-assessment tool is designed to evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of your personal entrepreneurial competencies identified by Management Systems International (MSI) and McBer Team. Please, answer all questions.  Try to evaluate your skills and competencies objectively.


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McClelland, D. (1987). Characteristics of Successful Entrepreneurs. Journal of Creative Behaviour, 21(3): 219-233.

1. I look for things that need to be done.
2. When faced with a difficult problem, I spend a lot of time trying to find a solution.
3. I complete my work on time.
4. It bothers me when things are not done very well.
5. I prefer situations in which I can control the outcomes as much as possible.
6. I like to think about the future.
7. When starting a new task or project, I gather a great deal of information before going ahead.
8. I plan a large project by breaking it down into smaller tasks.
9. I get others to support my recommendations.
10. I feel confident that I will succeed at whatever I try to do.
11. No matter whom I am talking to, I am a good listener.
12. I do things that need to be done before being asked to do so by others.
13. I try several times to get people to do what I would like them to do.
14. I keep the promises I make.
15. My own work is better than that of other people I work with.
16. I do not try something new without making sure I will succeed.
17. It is a waste of time to worry about what to do with your life.
18. I seek the advice of people who know a lot about the tasks I am working on.
19. I think about the advantages and disadvantages of different ways of accomplishing things.
20. I do not spend much time thinking about how to influence others.
21. I change my mind if others disagree strongly with me.
22. I feel resentful when I do not get my way.
23. I like challenges and new opportunities.
24. When something gets in the way of what I am trying to do, I keep on trying to accomplish what I want.
25. I am happy to do someone else's work if necessary, to get the job done on time.
26. It bothers me when my time is wasted.
27. I weigh my chances of succeeding or failing before I decide to do something.
28. The more specific I can be about what I want out of life, the more chance I have to succeed.
29. I take action without wasting time gathering information.
30. I try to think of all the problems I may encounter and plan what to do if each problem occurs.
31. I get important people to help me accomplish my goals.
32. When trying something difficult or challenging, I feel confident that I will succeed.
33. In the past, I have had failures.
34. I prefer activities that I know well and with which I am comfortable.
35. When faced with major difficulties, I quickly go on to other things.
36. When I am doing a job for someone, I make a special effort to make sure that the person is happy with my work.
37. I am never entirely happy with the way in which things are done; I always think there must be a better way.
38. I do things that are risky.
39. I have a very clear plan for my life.
40. When working for a project for someone, I ask many questions to be sure I understand what the person wants.
41. I deal with problems as they arise rather than spend time to anticipate them.
42. In order to reach my goals, I think of solutions that benefit everyone involved in the problem.
43. I do very good work.
44. There have been occasions when I took advantage of someone.
45. I try things that are very new and different from what I have done before.
46. I try several ways to overcome things that get in the way of reaching my goals.
47. My family and personal life are more important to me than work deadlines I set for myself.
48. I do find ways to complete tasks faster at work and at home.
49. I do things that others consider risky.
50. I am as concerned about meeting my weekly goals as I am for my yearly goals.
51. I go to several different sources to get information to help with tasks or projects.
52. If one approach to a problem does not work, I think of another approach.
53. I am able to get people who have strong opinions or ideas to change their minds.
54. I stick with my decisions even if others disagree strongly with me.
55. When I do not know something, I do not mind admitting it.