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5 Principles for Effective Leadership Development

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Leadership Development is strategic planning for the individual.

Unfortunately many Leaders do not have a strategic learning plan so they don’t get a good return on their investment.

The good news is that today’s leaders have access to more workshops, seminars, WebExes, Books, Guru’s and Coaches than any other generation of Leaders. The challenge is knowing when, where and with whom they should invest thier time and money.

The answer to those questions is different for each indiviual because every Leader is unique as are the Companies they work for and the problems they face.  It is a journey and the Leader has to think strategically.

Here are some tips to help you have a successful journey.

1. Know your strengths and your weaknesses.
Develop and leverage strengths. Limit the impacts of your weaknesses.

2. Work with a coach or group who you can trust and have confidence in.
If you are truly engaged in learning it is going to get personal.

3. Know that you are smart, talented and bring unique value to your role.
Also accept the fact that you have some bad data, limiting attitudes, and non-productive behaviors and habits. 

4. Get focused on the one or two most important skills/strengths  that you need to develop.
It takes time, patience and practice to master new skills.

5. Create a written strategic development plan that is Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant and Time bound.
Yes this is the SMART model which many people don’t like because they create unrealistic goals.

We provide both  individual and team coaching services. If you would like to talk more about developing yourself or leaders thoughout your organization please contact me at 847-687-1552 or Bob@pfccgroup.com.

Good luck on your Leadership Journey!

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