Seven Instruments to Measure Seven Beatitudes

On this webpage you will find seven instruments to measure the seven beatitudes referenced in Winston’s book ‘Be a Leader for God’s Sake’. Following the seven instruments, you will find a set of questions asking you to tell us a bit about you. These personal questions are optional but we ask that you help us by providing the information to build a set of norms in the future to see how the scores compare to global averages.

You may take this instrument to measure your supervisor or you can answer the question about you – just substitute ‘I’ for ‘my supervisor’.

After you complete the seven instruments and submit the information you will receive a response page showing your score for each of the seven beatitudes and information about each beatitude.

Beatitude one: Blessed are the Poor in Spirit

My supervisor is humble.

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My supervisor shows a genuine interest in the work we do.

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My supervisor shows respect for us in both her/his behavior and words (must be both to qualify).

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When I have a concern about work, my supervisor listens to me and considers my opinions in her/his decisions.

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My supervisor willingly admits when she/he doesn't know something.

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Beatitude two: Blessed are Those Who Mourn

My supervisor's behavior shows that she/he is concerned about my well-being.

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My supervisor makes decisions with my best interest in mind.

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My supervisor cares for me as a person.

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My supervisor does all that she/he can to accommodate my needs in the workplace.

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My supervisor is concerned about my emotional well-being.

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Beatitude three: Blessed are the Meek

My supervisor controls her/his temper in the workplace.

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My supervisor seeks to know why something went wrong before she/he reacts.

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My supervisor uses her/his power in the organization wisely.

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My supervisor does not demean employees in her/his words or actions.

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My supervisor uses her/his emotions wisely in working through conflict.

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Beatitude four: Blessed are Those Who Hunger and Thirst for Righteousness

When my supervisor asks me to do something I know it is for the right reason.

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I trust my supervisor to make the right decision in the workplace.

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My supervisor acts ethically in all aspects of her/his life to the best of my knowledge.

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My supervisor earns the respect of everyone in the organization.

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My supervisor demonstrates wisdom in her/his decisions.

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Beatitude five: Blessed are the Merciful

My supervisor is compassionate when dealing with employees.

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My supervisor, when disciplining employees looks to the future and seeks long-term improvement rather than short-term punishment.

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My supervisor's kindness makes it easier to tell him/her when I do something wrong.

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When a problem occurs my supervisor seeks to understand the situational factors in order to determine if the employee was wrong or not.

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My supervisor's compassionate approach to problems makes it easier for employees to openly discuss problems.

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Beatitude six: Blessed are the Pure in Heart

My supervisor has integrity in that what she/he says aligns with what she/he does.

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My supervisor's behavior makes it evident that he/she lives the organization's mission statement.

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My supervisor means what she/he says.

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My supervisor's motives are aligned with both her/his words and actions (must have both aligned).

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My supervisor is truthful.

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Beatitude seven: Blessed are the Peacemakers

My supervisor seeks to build unity in the workplace.

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My supervisor seeks to help resolve conflict in the workplace.

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My supervisor looks for alternative solutions to problems such that all parties are benefited by the solution.

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My supervisor respects the opinions of people who disagree with him/her.

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My supervisor accepts solutions to problems when the solution did not come from him/her.

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The questions below are designed to help us build a data set of scores that will let people in the future see how their individual scores compare with the general population. We will update the site with the normative data after we receive 1000 scores for the seven scales.


Please complete this section about your supervisor, or if you completed the instruments for yourself then tell us about you.

A. Gender
  1. Male
2. Female
 
B. Age: (as one whole number)
 
C. Ethnicity
  1. Caucasian
2. Black (e.g. African-American, Caribbean etc.)
3. Asian/Pacific Islander
4. Hispanic
5. Native American
6. Other
 
D. Academic accomplishment
  1. High School
2. Associates Degree
3. Some College; no degree
4. College degree (e.g. B.A., B.Sc.)
5. Some Grad. School; no degree
6. Graduate degree (e.g. M.A., M.Sc., M. Div., J.D.)
7. Doctorate (e.g. M.D., Ed. D., Ph. D.)
 
E. Religious affiliation
  1. Buddhism
2. Christianity
3. Hinduism
4. Islam
5. Judaism
6. None
7. Other
 
F. Total years in a leadership position: (as one whole number)
 
G. Geographic location
  1. Europe
2. Asia
3. North America (US & Canada)
4. South America
5. Caribbean
6. Africa
7. Australia
8. Other