You can begin by using it as a means for self-evaluation. For each quality ask yourself:
1. How would I rate myself for this quality on a scale from 0 to 10?
2. What am I actually doing to demonstrate this quality?
3. Is this quality something I should work on, or am I content with it?
By completing this mini self assessment, hopefully you will gain a little more clarity about your strengths and learning areas when it comes to being a leader.
This was just a short introduction to the API Model. For an in depth discussion of the model and an extended self-evaluation exercise, along with other strategies for becoming an effective leader of change, we recommend the book Parachuting Cats into Borneo—and Other Lessons from the Change Cafe by Center for Sustainability Transformation founders Axel Klimek and Alan AtKisson.