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Are you flourishing?

All about leadership!
James Marlatt, Ph.D., Certified Executive Coach & Leadership Development Consultant

Well-being has been correlated with an individual's general outlook-on-life, emotional balance, and engagement in the work place. This scale provides insight into "flourishing" that can be analyzed from the perspective of workplace engagement.

Below are 8 statements with which you may agree or disagree. Using the 1-7 scale below, indicate your agreement with each item by indicating that response for each statement.

7 - Strongly agree
6 - Agree
5 - Slightly agree
4 - Neither agree or disagree
3 - Slightly agree
2 - Disagree
1 - Strongly disagree

1 2 3 4 5 6 7
I lead a purposeful and meaningful life
My social relationships are supportive and rewarding
I am engaged and interested in my daily activities
I actively contribute to the happiness and well-being of others
I am competent and capable in the activities that are important to me
I am a good person and live a good life
I am optimistic about my future
People respect me

Now ...

Slow down and review your responses. How do they inform your level of engagement in the workplace? What can you takeaway from this brief survey? Your coach can help you to explore your thoughts and observations.

If you are interested you can add the responses , varying from 1 to 7, for all eight items. The possible range of scores is from 8 (lowest possible) to 56 (highest possible). A high score represents a person with many psychological resources and strengths.

Remember to print this screen page if you want to. Or come back and answer the questions again sometime.

Adapted from the Flourishing Scale © Diener, E., Wirtz, D., Tov, W., Kim-Prieto, C., Choi, D., Oishi, S., & Biswas-Diener, R. (2009). New measures of well-being: Flourishing and positive and negative feelings. Social Indicators Research, 39, 247-266.

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