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7 tests leadership development plans

  1. 7 Tests for yourLeadership Development Plan By Kevin D. Wilde runwilde98@yahoo.com © 2013
  2. So putting your intent into anaction plan is a really good idea
  3. Yet it’s actually hard to translate agood leadership intent into real action.
  4. So here seven questions to consider in increasing the strength of your plan.
  5. 1. Is is really written down?Parking it in your head, your temporary buffer of goodintentions will fade.Important things are committed to paper.
  6. 2. Does it mean something important to you? Plans must tie into deeply felt passions and motivations. If it’s important, you’ll take action. If not, you’ll have weak follow-through.
  7. 3. Is it well thought through?Does your plan incorporate:• IN GENERAL: – Who, What, When, How, Who• SOME SPECIFICS:• Specific objectives, signs of success?• Specific actions, practices, ways to apply?• Milestones and timelines?• Signs of progress?
  8. 4. And also simple enough.Too heavy andcomplex a plan willbe a burden and nota guide forimprovement.
  9. 5. Is there a balance of shorter termimprovement steps and longer term transformational goals?
  10. 6. Are you getting help?Getting to action takes:- Resources- Dedicated Time- Friends, Encouragement- Accountability
  11. 7. Is it in front of you?Make it visible.Post it notes on yourcomputer.On your screen saver.Sending Textreminders.#myplantoday
  12. Robust Plans Pass the 7 Tests1. It’s a commitment and really written down.2. It’s motivating and means something important to you.3. It’s well thought through for quality application.4. And also simple enough to use.5. There is a balance of short term improvement steps and long term transformation goals.6. You are getting help in implementation with resources, encouragement and accountability.7. It’s visible and integrated into your daily routines.
  13. So remember …It was character that gotus out of bed,commitment thatmoved us into action anddiscipline that enabledus to follow through.- Zig Ziglar

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