New data: where managers are most (and least) confident

Written by CMI Insights Tuesday 22 November 2022
We analysed initial data from the CMI Management Diagnostic tool – and discovered where managers see their own skills gaps
A person looking unconfident

Have you tried the CMI Management Diagnostic tool yet? It’s a powerful way to assess your strengths and weaknesses. Thousands of managers have already tried it and this early data has revealed some interesting trends around where managers are most and least confident in their skills…

What areas are managers most confident in?

Managers across the board score themselves most highly in: 

This suggests that managers are confident in their ability to be self-aware and inspire their teams in an inclusive and sustainable way. 

Senior leaders rank Making decisions as a strength; this may be an area junior and middle managers wish to work on. This area involves combining data and creativity to make conscious, ethical decisions, which you then reflect on and learn from.

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