Rookie Smarts Quiz

In a fast-paced, constantly changing environment it is easy to find oneself red lining trying to keep pace with it all. Or we can get burnt out from repeatedly applying the same, known solutions to changing scenarios with less than stellar effects.

Are You In the Learning Zone? Take the quiz to find out if you are drawing on the power of learning to perform at your best.

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Our belief is that all people are natural learners. However, as people become skilled, they can get comfortable and fall out of the learning zone. This simple quiz can help you identify the challenge level of your current situation and give you the power to fully engage as a learner to perform at your best.

Read each item and determine how closely it describes your current reality by selecting the appropriate response. Don’t over think it – just go with your initial reaction.

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  • The quiz takes 5 minutes to complete
  • There are 20 quick questions in the quiz

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Question 1
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Select the answer the best describes you You are excited to take on additional responsibility but you are struggling to find your way forward. Next Question
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Select the answer the best describes you You’ve become bored with your role, yet you often find yourself exhausted at the end of the day. Previous Question Next Question
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Select the answer the best describes you You are generally confident that you know how to approach your work and solve emergent problems. Previous Question Next Question
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Select the answer the best describes you You are doing several really hard things at once. Previous Question Next Question
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Select the answer the best describes you When facing new challenges, you draw on best practices and past experiences. Previous Question Next Question
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Select the answer the best describes you You are facing new problems continually and learning something new each day. Previous Question Next Question
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Select the answer the best describes you You regularly reach out to experts and mentors for their guidance. Previous Question Next Question
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Select the answer the best describes you You are able to accomplish your tasks with minimal effort. Previous Question Next Question
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Select the answer the best describes you You are making mistakes and improvising along the way, but you feel successful. Previous Question Next Question
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Select the answer the best describes you You are constantly moving from one crisis to another. Previous Question Next Question
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Select the answer the best describes you You are moving fast, finding answers through trial and error. Previous Question Next Question
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Select the answer the best describes you Your job is well matched to your abilities. Previous Question Next Question
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Select the answer the best describes you You’ve outgrown your role and can do much more challenging work. Previous Question Next Question
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Select the answer the best describes you You generally know what needs to be done and can do your job with minimum input from others Previous Question Next Question
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Select the answer the best describes you You’ve found your stride in your role and are working at a steady, consistent pace. Previous Question Next Question
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Select the answer the best describes you You often feel overwhelmed at the end of the workday. Previous Question Next Question
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Select the answer the best describes you You often play the role of mentor, sharing your experience and expertise to help others grow and succeed. Previous Question Next Question
Question 18
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Select the answer the best describes you You approach work with a no-nonsense point of view. You follow protocol and ensure things go according to plan. Previous Question Next Question
Question 19
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Select the answer the best describes you In a new project, you take small, calculated steps initially but deliver quickly once you have figured things out. Previous Question Next Question
Question 20
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Select the answer the best describes you You are taking on more challenging work, not just doing more of the same type of work. Previous Question Get Results
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