Analyze and improve your self-reliance

Download the free personal scorecard for the 33 qualities of self-reliance

From the books on Lean thinking in healthcare by Arnout Orelio

“Live, knowing that everything you need to be successful is within you. So learn to trust yourself.” – Takashi Harada

How successful you’re going to be and whether you’re going to achieve your goals largely depends on yourself and your self-reliance. So, ask yourself how self-reliant you are, learn how to develop yourself and thereby increase your chances of success.

To explore your self-reliance, you can download this scorecard, listing 33 qualities of self-reliance.


The scorecard will help you to

  • Understand yourself better
  • Learn about all important qualities of self-reliance
  • Make self-reliance concrete and personal
  • Increase your chances of success

Application of the tool

For each of the 33 qualities in the scorecard, you give yourself a score on a scale of 1 to 10. After which you think of possible measures for those qualities you would like to develop further. You make these measures part of your improvement plans.

Analyse and improve your self-reliance

  • Score yourself for each quality, on a scale from 1 to 10. Go through it quickly and intuitively (5 min.)
  • Calculate your total score for all 33 qualities.
  • Discuss your scores with other people involved, such as colleagues.
  • Choose 3 to 5 qualities you want to work on in the coming period.
  • Think of measures to improve the selected qualities.
  • Include measures in your development and improvement plans.
  • Share your results and lessons learned with everyone who can benefit from them.

Need any help?

Do you have questions about the “scorecard for the 33 qualities of self-reliance” and applying it in practice? Please feel free to contact the author, Arnout Orelio.

Arnout Orelio - Author, Speaker and Mentor - Lean Thinking in Healthcare
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