Leadership Development Plan Essay

990 Words Aug 13th, 2012 4 Pages
Leadership Development Plan

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
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Although these assignments were intended to serve as opportunities to develop interpersonal skills, I took a more technical approach to these projects. Specifically, for my portion of each presentation, I first developed a well thought out and articulate narrative. I then memorized the narrative and simply recited my script, verbatim, during the actual presentation. Also, I played a major role in the development of the PowerPoint slides. Again, this serves to highlight my technical ability and tendency toward technical approaches to not only leadership, but all activities in general.

My weaknesses, as reported by the TLQ report are: motivation, performance and empowerment. I’ve interpreted these results to mean that I don't have the ability to bring others to the realization that they are an important part of a larger whole. Also, my aptitude to address others' motivation is simply lacking. Finally, I do not give adequate consideration to shaping objectives or managing performance. Together, these indicate a critical lack of soft skills.

Furthermore, each and every assessment in the LTP text indicates that the areas in which I am most lacking are my interpersonal skills. For example, on the “Style” questionnaire, my “Relationship” score ranked in the moderately low range. Also, as for the results of the “Path-Goal Leadership”

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