This report is written for the analysis of personal leadership development. I had written this report as a junior team leader in Woolworth’s supermarket. This report will provide information regarding the various steps that can be taken for personal development as a leader. Various skills and competencies can be developed in the individual by the means of information presented in this assessment. This assessment provides various techniques by which self-analysis can be used for the self-development. The communication of an individual can be made good by techniques present in the report.
This assessment provides information regarding personal leadership development. The building of self-awareness can be possible with the help of self-development. Various theories of leadership are discussed in this assessment for personal leadership development. The methods by which the team members can be motivated is also analysed in this assessment. The self-awareness can be accomplished in the team member with the help of training. Providing coaching will also be helpful in developing communication skill.
Whitman GROW model and justification for using this model
This model is chosen for the leadership development of me. This model is very beneficial for analysis of need of development in oneself. The different type of goals can be set with the help of a different model with a definite deadline. After setting the goals the reality of the individual can be analysed. The reality is the place at which the particular person stands in leadership. There can be a different type of options that are available for the development of leadership. These options can be listed and used with the help of this model. Obstacles that are present in the way of leadership development in one can be eradicated with the analysis of obstacles. After eradication of obstacles, the options can be converted into the actions for the personal leadership development.
Stages of GROW
The objectives for the learning and development should be very clear. There should not be any confusion regarding the goal. These are the needs that are required to be developed in any individual.
The current reality of me can be analysed with the help of this stage. Different type of challenges can also be analysed with the help of this stage.
Obstacle and options
The obstacles that will come in the path of success will be analysed. The options that can be used for the self-development will be analysed in this stage. Steps will also be taken for removing the obstacles.
The options that are chosen are converted into actions in this stage. This is the final stage of which Whitman GROW model.
The time period and justification
A total of 2 years of the time period is selected for the leadership development program with the help of Whitman GROW model. Two years of the program will be beneficial and quick for the learning. At this stage of my career, it is very necessary to learn quickly different leadership skills. Learning will be helpful for me to implement the leadership skills with my continuous daily work in the organisation. This learning program will provide me with an opportunity to target future goals of my career.
Self-leadership development to build self-awareness
To know the own mental state it is very necessary to make self-awareness. Self-awareness is helpful in energizing our self. The strength, weakness and tendencies can be analysed with the help of self-awareness. There are various methods that can be used for the self-development that can be helpful in self-awareness.
Defensive mental state is not a good mental state of any individual. If I am in the defensive mental state then it will not be good for me and for my organisation in which I will work. The person should not be judgemental for any of the people (Sowcik, et. al., 2018). The concern and the issues of another person should be listed by me then the further decisions should be taken. This will be helpful for me in reading other person intention.
Mirroring myself and my decisions
Different type of decisions is taken by me regarding my work. All the decisions should be analysed me and the people around me. This will be helpful for me in the analysis of future decision making. The limitations in the present decision making can be analysed and these limitations can be eradicated in the future decision making (Champy, 2009). After that, the future and the results of the past decision can be compared. The positive feedback can be getting after taking constructive steps regarding limitation on the past distance between.
Tough questions can be asked by the team
I am working as a junior team leader in Woolworths Supermarket. Therefore it is my duty to ask important decisions from the team members in my team. The self-analysis from these questions can be accomplished. If my team members are able to answer the tough questions easily then this will show that I am able to make my team understand important things regarding my organisation. They are able to understand the policies that are associated with their work. Tough questions will give their feedback regarding me if they are unable to answer tough questions.
There is various employees work in the organisation. Any of the employees can become a partner for me. This partner can provide information about positive as well as negative improvement in me. The partner will be accountable regarding my self-development and self-awareness. The accountability partner can be a mentor also. This partner will make sure that I am on the right path of development or not.
It’s not all about me
It is very necessary to analyse that my team is working good for the organisation or not. If I am unable to make them understand the task then they will not work well for the organisation. Therefore it is my duty to make them competent in effective working for the organisation (Champy, 2009). The behaviour of the team members towards me will also show my response and my behaviour towards them. Therefore this self-development provides the analysis of self-awareness regarding own behaviour.
Personal leadership development strategy with leadership Theory
It is the type of theory of leadership different type of behaviour can be used by the leader for accomplishing the organisational task. The autocratic behaviour can be used by the leader in the situation when employees are already ready to work. In this situation, the leader only assigned the task to the Employees (Lamm, et. al., 2018). The relational behaviour is implemented by leaders when an important task has to accomplish with the help of the team of the leader. In this situation, the leader provides training to its staff regarding the important task. The different problems that are associated regarding the task are solved by the leader.
This theory will be helpful for my personal leadership development as different behaviours will be understood with the help of this theory. This theory provides the reactions that have to be made by a leader in the different situation with the employees that are working under the leader. This theory will provide me with an opportunity to lead my team efficiently.
Hersey and Blanchard’s approach – Situation theory
There are various types of styles that can be implemented by any leader for accomplishing the work in the organisation. The style can be used according to the situation.
This is the leadership style that is used in the situation when the task is regular work that is associated with the responsibilities of staff (Globe, 2018). In this style, less relationship is focused by the leader.
Some of the tasks are there that require coaching as well as supervision. In such type of situation, a leader implements selling is time. Leader trains the team member as well as motivate them to do that work.
This is the type of leadership style in which relationship is given priority by the leader. The task is least focused on this style. This type of leadership is implemented by the leader when there is less commitment of the team member is shown. In this situation, the leader motivates the team member to work with full of commitment.
When the team member is already motivated to do the particular task then this delegating style is implemented by the leader (Lamm, et. al., 2018). In this situation relationship as well as task both is less focused by the leader.
This style of leadership will provide me with a platform to know the method of tackling team member in a different situation. This type of leadership Theory is very useful for the individual that wants to become a good leader. Leadership can be performed by any individual without any issue with the help of this situation theory.
Fiedler’s Least Preferred Co-worker Contingency theory
Different type of contingencies can be possible at the time of working in an organisation. Contingencies can be solved with the cooperation and coordination between the employees. It is very necessary for a leader to take a fast decision in contingencies. There is the various method by which contingency can be minimised at the time of work.
If the team member and the leaders are enjoying good relationship then in the situation leader ask the team member to be Cooperative at the time of contingency. The flexibility in the work can be possible from the team member side because of a good relationship between leader and team member.
The controlling of the task is in the hands of the leader. If there is contingency takes place in the organisation then prioritisation of the task can be possible. In this situation, the team members should agree to resolve the contingency according to the task urgency.
Leader position power
The leader is having high authority among the team member. Therefore leader should have that personality so that the team member will follow the instruction given by the leader. The same following should be accomplished by the team member at the time of contingency. This will be helpful in resolving the contingency in a fast manner (Globe, 2018).
The above methods provide me with the opportunity to learn the authoritativeness of the leaders. The method by which flexibility among the team members can be implemented is also analysed with the help of this leadership Theory. The solution of the contingency can be analysed easily with the help of coordination and cooperation. This theory provides me with the understanding of coordination and cooperation in the team.
Capacity to motivate others
It is very necessary for the leader to motivate the team members. Effective team working is very necessary for any organisation. The coordination between the team can be implemented with the help of motivation. There can be a different type of methods to motivate the team members. These are: –
Sharing the vision
The organisational vision can be shared to the team member. It is a good step to motivate the employees of the organisation. The employees will able to understand the mission for which the organisation is working. This will be beneficial for the employees to get motivated. They will walk in the direction of the organisational mission. This technique will be helpful for me to make my team good for the organisation.
Appreciation is the techniques that can be learned by me to motivate my team. This will be helpful for me in motivating a team (Lin & Chen, 2018). Appreciations are given to the employee because of a good performance of the employee.
Welcoming new ideas
Different ideas are given by the team members. Ideas from different team members should be welcomed by the leader. If the leader found idea suitable for the organisation then that Idea is implemented. The innovation can be bringing in the organisation with new ideas. This is the leadership style that will make supportive (Javidan, et. al., 2006).
Empower each individual
Little encouragement is very useful buy the leaders. If the encouragement is given to the individual on the small good performance then it will be a quite motivating moment for the team member. Therefore this leadership style will be helpful for me to encourage team members for working on the future challenging task.
Competition between employees can be created by the leader. This will make the employees enthusiastic. They will work enthusiastically to be in the top of the competition. Competition can be created by me for the completion of the important task with full of commitment by the team member.
After the accomplishment of the important task, it is very necessary to celebrate success. This can be possible with the help of creating a theme party in the workplace. This type of parties will make me involve efficiently among the team members. Team members will also able to know each other personally is such parties. This will enhance the commitment of team members towards the organisation.
Coach others, receiving and giving feedbacks
Coaching others about the self-awareness and self-leadership development will be helpful in making good communication skills. Pre-preparation before the coaching can be done every day. This will be helpful for an individual to which I will train. Feedbacks from the team members will be connected regarding the change in my skills. Any limitation will be provided by them regarding my skills. I will also able to make constructive changes regarding their personal leadership development by the means of training. For the development of communication skills, various communication techniques can be implemented by me. The development in the communication skills will also be the result because of this training. Feedbacks regarding the communication will also be getting from this training (Hinck, 2017). This training will provide me with an opportunity to improve my communication skills.
It is the analysis of own emotions. The balance can be created between the emotional life and professional life with the help of emotional intelligence. This is the learning that will make me emotionally strong in different situations at the time of working. Emotion can be perceived by the self-analysis. Behaving right according to the situation is the next step. Understanding the emotions of the team member that are associated to be can be possible only with the emotion analysis. Managing the disturbing emotion of other can be possible with the help of an analysis of the situation and emotion both.
Emotional intelligence will benefit me in different aspects. This will help me to develop my leadership styles. Team performance of the organisation can be increased with the help of emotional intelligence. Occupational stress can be decreased with the help of emotional intelligence. This will be helpful for me for not coming into the stress in any critical situation in the workplace. The decision making can be improved the emotional analysis. The ability of leadership enhanced because of all the benefits of emotional intelligence. This intelligence also provides personal wellbeing of an individual (Hinck, 2017). Reduction in staff turnover can be seen because of the analysis of emotional intelligence.
An active listener will always be a good communicator. Active listening can be possible with the help of attentiveness among the individual. I will ask the team members to be attentive at the training session that will be given by me. The open-ended question will be asked by my team member. These questions will make me accountable in different situations. Clarification on the different questions will be given by me. I will also ask clarification from others to develop their communication skills. Paraphrasing can be possible with the help of active listening. This will be helpful in making the agreements from another party. Feelings can be reflected with the help of active listening. The feeling of another individual can be analysed with the help of active listening. Summarising the whole conversation can be possible with the help of active listening. In this way, active listening will be helpful for developing my communication skill in different aspects.
This can be possible with the help of listening to others. The viewpoint of the other individual should be considered seriously. This is the main step for building empathy. After welcoming the other viewpoint, it will be validated by me if I found that point suitable for the organisation. My attitude will be examined by me at the situation. The response of the other individual in this situation after validating the idea of that individual should be analysed (Kostina-Ritchey, et. al., 2017). The Other changes that the particular individual wants to implement should also be welcome. This is the technique that will make me learn the ethics that has to be followed by the authority of the leader.
Feedbacks regarding my learning can be collected from others. Feedback regarding my training can all be collected from the team members. Feedbacks are very essential for the constructive steps that can be taken for improvement.
Reflective practice and continuous learning
The necessary steps that are accomplished in this assessment will be regular. All the steps will be followed by me in a continuous manner. This learning will provide me with an opportunity to understand the new skills continuously. Personal leadership development can be possible only with the steps that are described in this assessment. These steps will provide me with an opportunity to grow in my career.
Self-development of an individual can be possible with the help of self-awareness. Self-awareness is also helpful in building a strong leadership of an individual. The leadership theories also provide learning regarding the leadership styles that can be implemented in the career. The motivation can be helpful for the team members. Motivating others also provides an opportunity to develop leadership skills. Training others will be beneficial for developing communication skills. Leadership can be developed by a continuous process of skill development.
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|Self-awareness||3 month||Able to take quick and fast decision with a positive attitude|
|Behaviour development||5 month||Able to behave well with different people|
|Situation tackling||4 month||React and do according to the situation that gives a good result for the organisation|
|Contingency handling||4 month||Able to eradicate issues and problems in the organisation|
|Motivating other & self-motivation||3 month||Commitment and responsible behaviour towards work can be increased|
|Train other for my communication skills||5 month||Communication skills can be made better|