Do you want to understand more about you/your personality? Do you need resources to help you grow/develop as a Leader?
The following resources & psychometric tests are free for you to use anytime - compliments of Mindgap!
Coaching reflective log: A log to track what is changing during Coaching. If you use the structure of this log on a weekly/bi weekly basis, it will discipline you to log what is changing, what thoughts are coming up and generally what your learning is. Competencies: An assessment of your skills from a 360 perspective: you, your boss, your peers and your team. We would recommend that you assess the feedback you get and produce a SWOT analysis of where you think you are good and need to improve.
Wheel of life: A great way to assess the necessary balance in your life! As stated on the document, think of 7/8 (or more) areas of your life and plot your current state (with an X) and your ideal state (with an Y). See what the ‘balance’ of your life is like and bring your thoughts to a coaching session
The best version of you! A reflective assessment of who you want to be The suggestion here is for you to think about (and write up) your ‘future vision of you!’ Something that intentionally sets out who you want to be and how you want to ‘do life’ going forward.
Personal/professional support/challenge: What support and challenge do you have in your life? This analysis is based on the fact that to succeed we need ‘challenge’ and ‘support’ in our lives and we need that ‘professionally’ and ‘personally’.
Leadership Styles: Clarify what your natural bias in Leadership styles is. This test will assess your default bias in the Leadership styles: Autocratic, Bureaucratic, Democratic, Laissez Faire, Paternalistic Leadership Style.
Forces working for and against me: An assessment of who/what is on your side and not. This tool will help you assess what ‘forces’ are on your side – and not. It will help you to focus on what you can change and what is fixed.
Team roles: This Belbin questionnaire will assess you team role. Belbin identified 9 team roles and if you complete this questionnaire you will get to see what your strengths and weaknesses are.
Learning styles: Honey and Mumford. This test will help you (and your Coach) know what your learning style is. This will inform your day-to-day practice but also help Coaching sessions be tailored to your style
Social styles: An assessment to help you know your social style. This test focusses on where you are strong and weak in being an analyser, driver, amiable and expressive. Bring the results to your coach!
Conflict: Find out your conflict bias. Thomas and Kilman's test will help you to understand your ‘go to’ place in resolving conflict. Bring the findings to your next Coaching session and we can discuss
Other resources: The following also maybe of use to you in your personal development as a Leader: Reading articles: A range of books (PDF's), articles, factsheets we have collated over the years. Videos: Dozens of videos in theme order; including with a doc to 930 urls to Leadership videos! Blogs: A range of links to Leadership blogs and articles Worksheets: Some great worksheets on all sorts of management issues
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