Professional Development Plan LDR 531 Essay

978 Words Nov 1st, 2013 4 Pages
Professional Development Plan
Organizational Leadership/LDR 531
November 11, 2013
Professional Development Plan
The goal of this essay is to develop a plan that will address the characteristics of “Learning Team D” including the team member designated as manager. If the plan is effective it can be used to determine the needs of the learning team. It can also be used a as a tool for the members to assess their skills, strengths, areas needing improvement, and the resources needed to help them reach their career goals.
DISC Assessment
During week one of organizational leadership all of the members of “Learning Team D” took the DISC Platinum rule; a behavioral style assessment that breaks down the individuals
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At the same time their ambition can allow them to lead a blind to corner cutting as they strive for success. As with all things there are growth opportunities.
Growth Opportunities
The team could do better if they were not so hard on themselves. Too much time spent focusing on a time table could have a negative impact on the problem solving needed. When dealing with people it would be great if team members could appear less aloof by displaying a little more compassion. When situations get complex or extended over a period of time taking a moment to avoid just throwing a solution together would be better. A bit of relaxation will help to improve the quality of work life.
Empowerment Pointers
If the team was more realistic in what is expected of themselves and getting training or learning from mentors or colleagues will help to correct the guarded or nature. “Teamwork often breaks down or fails to develop in even the most well-intentioned practices. To get it right takes concrete skills, structure, patience, and practice” (Gavzer, 2004). The improvement of interpersonal skills is going to help the team achieve their desired results. It is just about commanding people or manipulating them but with genuine interest the member could develop a better understanding on how to treat others.
This assessment was great in explaining what the team as a whole is like on a surface level. After more research it was good to learn about who the team will be able

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