Ken Blanchard and Mark Miller created a personal assessment to help you to focus on where you need to GROW first when you are a leader. If you are thinking, “well this is not for me because I am not a leader”, think again, because even if you don’t have others following you, you still have to lead yourself. The first area is Gain Knowledge – rate yourself on each item on a scale of 1 (not at all!) to 5 (Absolutely!) so your highest possible score will be 25 and your lowest would be 5.
I know my own strengths and weaknesses
I know the people I lead on a deep level (personally and professionally)
I know my industry extremely well
I have a high level of mastery of the principles and practice of leadership
I have a detailed, written personal development plan
Can I just say that I definitely do not have a detailed written development plan. Yikes!