If you want to be a true leader, you have to build proactive approach to things that matter. What is the better way to improve this skill but to take responsibility for activities related to your leadership development? Whatever you learn on the job, whatever your mentor teaches you, whatever courses you attend and books you read, it all finally comes to what you make of it.
Leadership development is an intentional activity based on decisive mindset. Many high achievers say they are too busy to plan their leadership development and that is exactly why they do not become leaders. Of course, leadership development is not an easy path and one can benefit from support. This is why I decided to share my thoughts on one very comprehensive and useful article by Ban McCarthy, published on TheBalance.com this October. He actually gives two examples of development plans, one for experienced middle manager and the other for the first time manager. He suggests that the managers should write down:
- Focus of development,
- Time frame,
- Top three strengths,
- Top three developments needs and
- Development actions with time and costs defined
To read the entire article with detailed examples visit: https://goo.gl/gWPHxU