I stumbled upon this survey on Marsha's site and found it quite interesting as it was an occasion to stop and think how I'm doing.
The results tell me "You were meant to be a coach". That's nice, but it is just a start. The survey actually focuses on ideal characteristics of a good coach, but to really get to the point you have to ask yourself how you fit in. You have to walk the walk, not just talk the talk. So, do I always behave the way I should?
All I can say in all honesty is that I love coaching. But it is looking at how other people improve that you can say whether you're effective or not. So, if you want to improve, you have to help other people to improve themselves. Tricky, isn't it?