When you start to create a customized Personal Leadership Development Plan – your areas of planned development are, for the most part, based on two different categories:
- What it is that you truly desire and want more of (and it is often not what you first think) – including the plan to make that happen, and
- Some or all of the following 7 areas of learning and growth:
1.Your Knowledge and life experience
In developing any personal leadership plan, one of the areas to leverage is your life experience; your life’s wisdom. Your life experience and previous learning can inform a specific strategy to help you attain what you truly, truly desire. It’s through this strategy creation and then specific goal setting that leverages your experience. Then you can precisely identify that what it is you need to learn and where you need to grow to reach your desired outcome. It’s something that you plan very consciously.
2.Your innate talents and self-mastery
Your measure of talent and self-mastery is a measure of how you will express yourself out in the world. What will be your personal self-expression to the world? This expression also has a tie to what it is you wish to learn and where you want to expand your talents and personal mastery. When you identify those things that you would like to invest time, energy and resources to improve – you are making them more conscious in your life. It is by creating this design of focus that distinguishes a path of personal leadership.
3. Your character and personal traits
Your individual essence, your unique-ness and the core values you wish to honor in demonstration, creates your unique personal leadership path. When you align with your values, your talents, and personal traits – you produce a congruence and authenticity; both of which are integral states.
4. Your relationships and chemistry
We are all connected. We each have a role to play in service to the world. Further, any personal leadership plan will involve relationships and interaction. When we look at finding our personal leadership purpose – and we are talking about our purpose, cause and calling we ask “who for?” It is the answer to this question, which creates our connection to our highest spirit of purpose. It is our connection to meaningfulness.
5. Your spiritual meaning
Meaning is a critical part of the practical spirituality that is part of any personal leadership development plan. It is this meaning, (whatever that is for you) that sparks the desire for something better in your life.
When you focus on what you hold valuable and align your actions with your values, that provides you crystal clear focus as you move forward on your personal leadership path.
6. Abundance creation
Abundance is an important component of any leadership development plan. By creating abundance in your mind, body and spirit; you create a full place from which to serve others. Serving from fullness is one of the greatest gifts you can give to the world. Desiring more – is such a cornerstone – because with more – you can do more, you can serve longer and in a greater way.
7.Energy, health, and
Directly related to your abundance level – is your vitality or energy levels, your health and the measure of your self-care. Self-care becomes a focus in a personal leadership development plan because of the simple concept of sustainability. You want yourself to be sustained. Having sustainability just makes sense because as you care for yourself; you can continue to care for others.