Developing a Leadership Plan

You might want to carve out another 30 to 60 minutes of quiet time for this exercise. Now that you have spent some time reflecting on your leadership journey, challenges and skills, let’s take a few minutes to set out a plan for your future leadership actions and development. On a seperate sheet of paper, or journal, or document, spend some time setting some goals and expectations for yourself in the areas of leadership. Here are a few prompts that might help you:

  1. What are one or two central leadership challenges that you are facing now?
  2. What are some of the leadership skills that you will need to use to address these challenges?
  3. Based on your reflection, what are your goals for maximizing your leadership strengths and improving on areas of weakness?
  4. What is your vision for your group, team or firm, as a leader? What will you do to engage and entice others in that vision?
  5. How will you solicit developmental feedback so that you can improve better and faster?
  6. What leadership skills do you plan on practicing more frequently? How will you accomplish that?
  7. What limiting attitudes or behaviors do you want to do less frequently? How will you accomplish that?
  8. How will you measure progress and success?
  9. What are two or three things you will do that contributes to this plan over the next two weeks?
  10. When will you revisit this plan to adjust your goals and mark your progress (monthly? quarterly?)