Leadership Goals For Strategic Leadership

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1. Reflect on the possible personal leadership challenges you will face working at the Strategic Leader level and explain your long term leadership development goals that may help you better prepare for those challenges. a. I have never held a position that required me to exercise strategic leadership. My leadership experience has primarily occurred at the tactical level and I have only briefly encountered the operational level. All aspects of strategic leadership will challenge me, in particular the complex, abstract, and ambiguous problem sets that are standard for a strategic leader. Strategic leadership will stretch and test me in my critical thinking and administrative skills in dimensions in which I have never been challenged before. I am cognizant that my skill set and experience from leading at the tactical level will not necessarily transfer to the strategic level. The executive assessment highlighted a number of my weaknesses. These weak areas must experience growth and development, if I expect to effectively lead and produce results at the strategic level. b. My long term leadership development goals are to enhance my decision quality, improve my administrative abilities, and exercise a greater degree of patience. 2. Describe the major findings concerning your leadership strengths and weaknesses resulting from your EADP Insights/ coaching experience. Be sure to differentiate between self-preference insights and the awareness of any “perception of others.” a. Executive assessment findings regarding my strengths as scored by others include the following: interpersonal competence, supportive leadership, assertive leadership, professional competence, conceptual competence, and socio-political awareness. The high... ... middle of paper ... ...barrier that threatens my progress. A majority of the other nine barriers are not areas that I struggle with. I am enthused and committed to the idea of furthering my personal and professional growth. As reflected earlier, I have a tendency to evaluate myself with greater scrutiny than others. Furthermore, I have a tendency to expect too much from myself. When navigating via a compass a deviation of one degree at one mile results in missing the target by approximately 92 feet; however, a one degree deviation for 60 miles results in missing the target by one mile. Even the slightest improvement in any area of identified weakness results in significant improvement in the long term. I will use the feedback from my seminar peers and professors on my progress in decision quality to maintain a balanced view of my progress as opposed to soley relying on self-evaluation.
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