Should you complete a leadership assessment for Emerging Leader programs? 🤷♂️
We were recently asked to quote for an Emerging Leaders Program for a small / medium business and the need for complete the Velocity CheckPoint (our leadership profile / assessment) was questioned?
‘Do we need to complete an assessment for new leaders? Won’t they all be doing the same thing in the program?’
A valid question! The Emerging Leaders Program takes new leaders, supervisors and managers through the basics of managing themselves, their teams and the crucial conversations that come with it.
But what is the starting point? Not all experiences to get to a leadership position are equal. Some new leaders are incredibly skilled at difficult conversations, but struggle to manage their prioritisation. Others are very responsible, but struggle to hold others to account.
Emerging Leader Programs and Leadership Assessment
The reason we complete a Velocity Leadership CheckPoint for an Emerging Leaders Program is the same for completing one with our Executive Programs and our Performance Management / Difficult Conversations courses.
A leadership assessment is often the first time that an emerging leader has had an opportunity to really consider their own strengths and areas of development, and have a clear plan mapped out for their next stages of leadership growth. Without it, most are flying blind to their current level of skill. If you don’t know the problem…………..
Like all leadership development initiatives, measuring your current position / state is important not only for the individual, but also for the training / coaching provider to tailor activities / lessons / learning to suit your current development needs.
Emerging leader programs benefit greatly from the trust, communication and tailoring that a leadership assessment provides.
Practical, focussed and confidence building – all words that have been used in testimonials to describe the Institute of Management & Leadership Development’s Emerging Leaders program. If this sounds like something that could be useful for you or for members of your team, get in touch with us today for a confidential chat about your needs.
Do you know the impact you have on your leader and / or team? Completing a leadership assessment tool to assess your leadership strengths and weaknesses is the first step that Carla took as part of her Emerging Leaders Program journey.
If you are unsure of your impact on your leader / team, perhaps you should complete the Velocity Leadership CheckPoint? 25 behavioural leadership traits, focussed in 5 distinct leadership capabilities – a ‘must know’ for any leader or team looking to drive high performance. If you haven’t completed the CheckPoint, get in touch with us today to arrange an appointment. Read through the comments and feedback from those that have – many say that it has had a profound effect on how they lead and perform within a team.