One common focus of coaching in organizational settings is to work with an employee to construct a personal development plan. In this SLP, you will be developing your own Leadership Growth Plan (LGP). The purpose is to have you learn the steps to developing such a plan so you can help others you are coaching to do the same, but also to come out of the class with a personal plan for your own development as a leader.
Why create a Leadership Growth Plan?
It is one thing to want to be a good leader. It is another thing to achieve it. Research shows that people who have a vision for where they want to go and then write it down and develop a plan to achieve it, are more successful than people who do not. An LGP is designed to help you assess your current skills and capacities as a leader, set goals, and make a plan for enhancing your effectiveness by acquiring new skills. For an example of what a personal leadership growth plan might look like, see:
Create a Personal Leadership Growth Plan (n.d.) Retrieved from http://www.myafchome.org/assets/Convention/2012_Co…
- In this module, we will begin with the first phase of creating your plan. You will engage in some assessment and reflection addressed toward giving you a picture of “Who am I”? Then you will write up what you have learned about yourself in a two- to three-page paper. The paper should be an integrated essay assessing your current attributes and capabilities as a leader. Do not just line up the four topics below and report on them as in a short-answer test. Use them to “tell the story” of who you are.