We’ve often talked about leadership qualities through this blog and this week we do so again, with no apologies. This blog is about improving your personal contribution in the workplace and leadership is just one domain of that menu.
Effective leadership requires individuals to draw upon their values, strengths and abilities to deliver high standards of service. To do so, they must demonstrate effectiveness in:
- Developing self awareness by being aware of their own values, principles, and assumptions, and by being able to learn from experiences
- Managing yourself by organising and managing themselves while taking account of the needs and priorities of others
- Continuing personal development by learning through participating in continuing professional development and from experience and feedback
- Acting with integrity by behaving in an open, honest and ethical manner.
Look at statements below:
On the scale next to each statement, choose a rating that reflects how frequently it applies to you then total your scores after each domain and reflect on how you have scored yourself.
This interesting exercise will stand you in good stead for the first part of any future leadership assessment programme.