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Personal Leadership and management development

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Executive summary

Leadership development is significant for a person to attain a specific goal. This study shows how a person can develop leadership skills to achieve such a goal. It also shows the impact of personal development in leadership and management skills. We can realise the importance of personal development to be a good leader in an organisation. This study also shows us the effectiveness of a personal development plan and how to evaluate the project to be a good leader. Management effectiveness is more critical to the success of an organisation. Creating potential leaders and developing the leadership role to the human are also the main objectives of this study. It also helps a reader set a specific goal and attain it within a particular time frame. This report allows an organisation to assess its objectives, vision and mission statement.


1. Introduction

Leadership is a critical topic in today’s world. Leadership provides a clear vision and objectives for a human response to a specific problem and focuses on the people and building a bonding that helps them gain their goals. Leadership also helps a person to adapt to a critical situation. It also helps to maintain the organisation and the workers very well. Management effectiveness is recognised as a determinant of organisational success. So, investment in the management of an organisation can have a direct economic benefit for the organisation. Individuals can develop their skills, and administrators can use their skills and knowledge to gain their objectives. Networks, communication and teamwork can create leadership.


2. Organisational Objectives on a leadership role
2.1  Impact of Leadership in an organisation’s management Development role:

Organisational cultures refer to the organisation’s attitude towards the people. The behaviour of the workers also influences their culture. Job satisfaction of an employee depends on their culture. (Askegren, 2005). Every organisation has its organisational objectives related to its beliefs, such as the business organisation and social organisation. The organisation has their specific beliefs and attitudes. Employees have to know the culture of the organisation to develop them and also to gain organisational objectives. (Peters, 2005). The impact of corporate objectives in the development of an organisation’s management is significant.

Personal leadership

Personal leadership means to create the ability of leadership to an individual. It helps a person know how to control his life, set a specific goal of life and the destination of his life. It also helps a person to create a self-image in society. It cannot be produced by birth. Personal leadership can develop by experiencing, gaining knowledge and education of a person. Personal leadership means the development of the quality of management skills to a person.

2.2 Leadership Development and management skills

 A Successful leader must have some quality and skills. Leadership quality development is significant for a person to develop himself as a good leader. The essential skills of a leader are as follows. 

  • Think positive

The leader always thinks about new ideas. Positive thinking helps a leader to develop as a successful person. (Cameron and Green, 2008). Be a successful leader. You always think positively. Positive thinking may change you completely.

  • Collaboration

 Always stay with your workers. Help the workers in their work. Assist in developing their skill in the work. Leaders always have these qualities to work effectively.

  • Emotional Intelligence

Create a self-image of yourself in society. Building social awareness of a person is essential. (Fernando, 2011). Be the source of energy, empathy and earned trust. Understand that resilience is the key to leadership. 

  • Critical thinking

Critical thinkers always think about the wisdom questions. They always think big and think about the future of the organisation. Leaders always think critically and try to solve the problem quickly.


Communication is an essential skill of a leader. The effectiveness of a team depends on how they communicate with the one-to-one, small group, entire staff. It is very much crucial for gaining an organisation’s objectives. Communication skill development helps the leader to adapt to a different situation.


Give motivation to your staff for better performance. Organisational objectives and success depend on the performance of your team. To be a good leader, you should always think about the staff. Motivate the workers for better output. Pay the workers timely and try to motivate them positively. And encourage them to do their work. 

  • Coaching

Coaching is fundamental in an organisation. Coaching helps the workers to give better output to the organisation. A leader should arrange training for the employees within the organisation. Personal leadership training enables the workers to develop them as a potential leader.

  • Feedback

Feedback on work performance is vital for the organisation. A leader should give input on the worker’s recent version. That can help the worker to evaluate his work and deliver better performance in the future. Effective feedback is vital to create interactions with the workers.

2.3. Personal skills

Personal skills of a person help him for personal development and also for the organisation’s evolution. Personal skills are very much essential to develop leadership quality. 

  • Qualification

Qualification of a person helps him to develop personal skills. Education, training and experiences help a person to be a good leader. A leader must have the leadership quality to maintain the organisation.

  • Learning

Learning is essential to develop personal skills. (Posner, Mayr, Awh and Keele, 2005). Learning from various sources help a person to create crafts and develop him as a leader.

  • Self-awareness

  It can be confident about yourself and what you can do. Personal skill helps him to be a successful leader. Always sure to do the work and go ahead to gain success. Never lose heart because it may discourage you from doing your job.

  • Flexibility

 Flexibility is essential to adapt a person to any situation. A leader should always be flexible in his work. It helps him to develop personal skills. A good leader should be flexible in his career.

  • Managing time 

Managing time is vital for gaining the objective. You should count every minute of life. Time management should be included in the need for your relaxation and social life. A leader always maintains perfection.

  • Self-appraisal

Self-appraisal means identifying your exciting area where you try to increase your knowledge. This helps a person to be a successful leader. Think and know about yourself to achieve the goal which you may be able to reach.


3. Assessment of leadership skill

Leadership skills help a person to develop into a good leader. Assessment of personal leadership is vital to know how he can build leadership skills. Practice leadership in every situation enhances your leadership skill. Assess your jobs and responsibilities to the organisation.

  • To know about your job

 You should know about your job. (Dransfield, 2000). The responsibilities and duties of a leader must be understood. And do his job correctly to develop his leadership skill.

  • Invite feedback

Invite the workers to give relevant feedback on their duties. Getting feedback on their work helps them to understand the job better and can develop their leadership skills.

  • Define goals

 For the development of the organisation, they should establish goals and milestones for performance over time. Defining a specific purpose is vital to understand the job better in assessing leadership skills. Determining an appropriate plan helps a leader to assess his leadership skills. 

  • Look into leadership training

Leadership training courses also help to develop the skills of a person. Various organisations provide training on how to build their leadership skills and communication power in a different situation. Leadership training is vital for a person to develop management skills.

  • Broaden the circle

To assess leadership skills, you must increase your circle. Your circle can help you to develop your leadership skills in different situations. It also helps a person to establish social status. Rotation helps a man to be a good leader.

3.1 Leadership and management skill development opportunities:

Workers may develop their leadership and management skills through many opportunities. They should encourage participation and eliminate discrimination (Whatmore, 1958). The involvement of the workers in the organisation develops their skills. The leader needs to communicate regularly within the team. There are various leadership and management opportunities available here.

  • Talent development

Talent development initiative focused on professional service staff. Employees have benefited from a focused development program that develops their leadership capability and networks with other employees and senior managers (Adair, 1998).

  • Coaching

  Coaching is essential for employees to develop their leadership skills. Coaching is an opportunity for self-reflection in a safe and supportive environment enabling the employees to gain insight into their approach and behaviour patterns (Armstrong, 2006).

  • Setbacks

Character is the bedrock of leadership. As a leader, you have a learning opportunity from the failure of a project. You can learn through mistakes and would be a better leader.

  • Technical expertise

You can learn from the expertise of your department. They can help you learn something new. The expertise of every department can help you to know many new things and ideas.

  • Receive different opinions

In an organisation, different workers give different opinions about a matter. The leader takes all the views and chooses the best decisions for the matter. It is essential to receive and provide a chance to say their opinion on a topic.

The leader can develop his leadership skills by creating many opportunities in an organisation. Coaching is vital to develop the skill. A focused development program also helps the workers to build their leadership and management skills.   

3.2 Personal Leadership development plan

A personal leadership development plan is essential to set a goal for one’s life. It can be implemented in various steps. One can make the program successful and develop his leadership.

  • Step 1:

 The leadership development plan must be measurable. You can measure your strategy effectively. You should measure a goal that can be achieved at a specific time.

  • Step 2

Make your pan-specific. You can achieve the specific goal within a time frame. Your plan must be detailed to your destination. A particular program can have a significant impact to achieve your goal. Create a project that is helpful to develop your skill and that you can be able to reach.

  • Step 3

Make your personal development plan realistic. A realistic plan can help you to achieve your goal. Try to achieve the goal that is close to you. Never set a goal that you can’t reach. A leadership development plan helps to make your goal tangible. 


4. Effectiveness of leadership development plan

A leadership development plan is crucial to an organisation. A leader should always focus his attention on others. It can help a leader to rapid success in his work. If he fails to create engagement with the workers, he can’t succeed in his career. The effectiveness of a leadership plan depends much on the optimistic view of others.

Effectiveness towards yourself:

  • Positive view to yourself  :

For the effectiveness of your development plan, you should always think positive about yourself. Positive thinking helps the leader to achieve his specific goal.

  • Engaged the position of influence

 A leader should always be aware of his responsibilities and focus on his vision and mission statement. Always engage their position and influence others in their work. (Kouzes and Posner, 2012).

  • Willingness to invest discretionary effort:

Do the work that is more excellent to you and more rewarding to you. The leader always focused on the expected thing. Do the work that you have great interest in. Choose the work that you enjoy the most.

  • Self-regulation:

 A leader is organised and disciplined in his work and can regulate him. Self-regulation is critical to developing leadership quality.

Effectiveness towards the people:

  • Connects  with others:

You have a relationship with your workers and know about their past and also their interest around you. Connect with the people around your area who are doing a similar job. This will help you to know about the new ideas. 

  • Healthy relational skills:

Engage in an open and honest conversation with the people. Try to read the emotions of people who are around you. Always keep a good relationship with your people. 

  • Openness to diversity:

You should identify the unique contributions the other people make for your organisation. Diversity in your work helps you to face different situations and solve the problem correctly.

  • Contributes to the worker’s life:

Contribute to your worker’s life and help them to live healthy lives. Know about their sorrows and share their feelings. Try to contribute to their life and motivate them to do their best in the workplace.

4.1 Evaluation of leadership development plan

Evaluation of leadership development plans is critical. Think where you are, and you want to see yourself in a time frame. You should run for a goal and try to reach the goal. Setting a goal is the main priority in a personal development plan (Kelloway, Barling and Helleur, 2000). You can evaluate a leadership development plan in various ways.

  • Consider your strengths and weaknesses.

You should honestly consider your strengths and weaknesses. Let go of your emotions and egos. Improve your time management skills, speaking in front of groups and think about the areas you could have done better. Remove your weaknesses and increase your strengths to prove yourself in your workplace. 

  • Think about your destination

Creating a destination is very important for personal development. Think about your goal that can be achieved in a fixed time frame. You always go to achieve it. The destination is significant to reach for personal leadership development.  

  • Research what it will take to be successful

Find out the necessary steps that will take to be successful in that position. What knowledge, skills, education and experience you need to be a successful leader. That knowledge and experience help you to be a leader. 

  • Determine your gap and create your career development plan

Analyse and determine the gap between where you are and where you will want to be in the future. If you need any additional qualification, education and training, you should acquire adequate knowledge about the career development plan.

  • Develop communication skill

Communication skills are very much crucial for leadership development. How to communicate in a different situation and control the problem, the leader has to know. Communication skill is very much practical for leadership development. Communication with other people from different cultures is different. 

  • Organise the  necessary resources 

You can evaluate your leadership skill by managing all the resources and analysing the department within your organisation. You should have all the necessary resources to develop your leadership skills. A leader has to work with all the help from different sources.

4.2 Analyze the personal leadership plan to develop the management skills

Leadership development is essential for career development. It helps a person to choose a better career and develop him as a successful leader. Analysing the personal leadership plan is vital to develop the skills of a person. It is a fundamental trait that helps to make one’s career success.

  • Make the first impression.

Make the impression positive to the organisation to be a good leader. We know that the first impression is the best. Develop your management skills; your appearance is very much important to the organisation.

  • Communicating and driving changes

Communicating with the workers and professionals is vital for your leadership development. You always try to create changes and bring about new ideas within the organisation. This will help you to develop your management skills.

  • Receiving the outcomes

It is complicated for a leader to get relevant feedback. Employees aren’t eager to show you the feedback. It is the responsibility of a leader to receive the input and outcomes of their work.

  • Developing your goals

A leader should develop his goals and design a specific time frame to achieve the goal. (Robbins, 2001). Plans help a leader to build his leadership skill and also to develop his management skill. Goals development helps a leader to achieve that goal in a fixed time.

  • Enhance the experiences

A leader can visit every department of the organisation to broaden his experiences. Expertise from every department can help the leader to know different things and learn the things. By these, a leader can enhance his experiences.

  • Leader follower relationship

The relationship between the leader and his followers should be goal-oriented, and they are friendlier to attain their organisational goal and personal goal. They both can learn many things from themselves. Never discourage your worker from doing their work. Always keep a good relationship with the workers to achieve organisational objectives.  

  • Dealing with employee problems

Building a cooperative relationship between the leader and the employees is essential. Dealing with the problems of the employees and helping them to their work.

  • Gap analysis

The gap between the leader and the workers is friendly minimising. The relationship between the workers and the leader should be friendly. A friendly environment can help the workers provide the maximum output.

  • Reflecting on learning 

Suppose the development plan is a road; this phase of development planning helps leaders see whether the final destination is still the right one, if an alternative route might be better and whether there is a need for more resources. What you are learning reflects your management skills.

To analyse the personal leadership plan and develop management skills, it is essential to do these tasks.


5. Review of the personal leadership development plan

A leadership development plan should be reviewed in a year for the development of an organisation. Organisational success mainly depends on the development of management skills.

  • To apologise for the poor performance.
  • Ensure acceptable growth to a level of standard.
  • Enhance the personal leadership skills

A leader should develop skills and knowledge about the organisation and its goals and objectives. (Gloet, 2006). Leaders always go forward for the development of the organisation and its destination. (Yeung and Ready, 1995). A personal leadership development plan needs reviewing once or twice a year, focusing on your performance and development issues (Askegren, 2005). Personal leadership and management development mainly depend on specific goals and objectives. To achieve the plan, the leader should enhance his personal growth and also organisational development. Personal leadership development is vital to reach an organisation’s goal and essential for developing management skills.


6. Conclusion

Leadership development is very much crucial for career development. Communication skills, managing skills also can help develop one’s career. Management skills development by experiencing many critical situations also helps a person to be a good leader. A leader can learn through mistakes. By analysing the personal leadership plan, a leader can develop management skills. An organisation’s success depends on how well the workers are and their skills. Practical leadership skill helps a leader to achieve the organisational objectives.










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