In creating my personal leadership development plan, I will first provide an overview of what I have found to be my strengths and weaknesses and in doing so will make a distinction as to my leadership style. I will then discuss recent activities I have undertaken which have served to underscore these strengths and weaknesses. Finally, I will lay out my plans for future growth and development as a leader.
There are several activities & assignments that have been provided throughout the duration of this course that have allowed me to identify my strengths and weaknesses. However, there were three tools in particular which were exceptionally helpful in aiding me in identifying these important aspects of my leadership; the Transformational Leadership Questionnaire (TLQ), the assessments provided in Leadership Theory and Practice (LTP), and the two in-class presentations.
With respect to my strengths, I was taken aback by the results of the TLQ. Specifically, I have never considered myself to be a “people person”. However, the TLQ identified my three strongest leadership traits as empathy, feedback and acheivment, respectively. Basically, this means that, I appreciate others and tend to their individual needs. Likewise, I am effective at providing constructive response to the efforts of others. Finally, I convey enthusiasm and give confidence to other people.
In contrast to the results of the TLQ, the “Skills Inventory” assessment provided in LTP confirmed my existing beliefs as to what my strengths are. This assessment consists of eighteen questions. The nature of these questions varies with respect to the leadership competencies they attempt to measure; technical skill, human skill, or conceptual skill. According to the results of this questionnaire, my levels of ability from strongest to weakest are as follows: technical skill, conceptual skill, and human skill. Again, I believe that my greatest strengths lie in...