Personal Statement On Leadership Self Assessment Essay

1167 Words Nov 28th, 2016 5 Pages
Leadership Self-Assessment As a leader in my organization, it is imperative that I enhance my skills, know my strengths and weaknesses, and have a greater understanding of my values and personality. By doing this, I can better avoid my blind spots, and better serve my organization and my team. To begin, it is important to understand my weaknesses.
One of my primary weaknesses is that I like to take everything on. While I am good at delegating, I do not have a team to delegate to at this point in time. That said, I tend to overestimate the amount of things that I can accomplish in 8 hours, so I end up staying between 50 and 60 hours a week at work. While this is great for work, it is difficult on my personal life; I need to gain more of a work-life balance. Additionally, I tend to become very invested in my work, my people, and my company. While this is great on the surface, this too contributes to my staying at work extremely late, answering emails and phone calls on the weekends, and trying to take on too many roles at work. Likewise, I need to work on voicing my concerns with our executive team; I do get pulled 3 different directions, and it can be overwhelming and contribute to my stress level. I need to be more proactive in this regard; while I have mentioned that our executive team needs to be on the same page when they come to me with new ideas that they would like for me to implement, I need to continually reiterate this because they seem to think that…

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