What do you think about usefulness of this development plan? What is your time-line for developing each competency in your plan? Describe a development activity for one of the competencies in your plan that doesn’t come from the Leadership Central Website. · That is, come up with your own development activity for one competency in your plan and describe it in this essay. ……. ….. I think the development plan is a good roadmap for self-improvement. Based on the feedback I received from the Leadership Assessment report I am pretty balanced in my leadership style and truthfully I am aware of my weaknesses. This exercise is helpful because it confirmed my weaknesses and provides specific tasks and reminders to focus on improving those areas. What is your time-line for developing each competency in your plan? The time line is to begin immediately however, I think I will be more successful focusing on one or two of the competencies to improve rather than trying to change all five. In my experience, behaviors change over a period of time and if I/someone tries to change to much to soon they set them self up for failure and eventually revert back to the familiar behaviors. With that said, I would like to focus on communicating more effectively and providing constructive and positive feedback in a timely manner. Describe a development activity for one of the competencies in your plan that doesn’t come from the Leadership Central Website. That is, come up with your own development activity for one competency in your plan and describe it in this essay.
My plan is to meet with my mentors and discuss the competency I would like to improve. I would silicate their feedback and opinion on what they see me doing well and what I need improvement on. I would ask them to provide honest feedback and assure them it would not hurt my feelings. Once I document the feedback I would ask them to monitor my and provide weekly feedback on how I have been communicating and positive feedback I am providing my team. Additionally, I will use exercises learned in the class and solicit feedback from other peers such as my Pastor, boss and other leaders on ways to be more effective in providing feedback. I would also focus on sending emails, calls and hand written notes to provide positive feedback. ……. …..