Since early May, I’ve had the honor and privilege of participating in an internal leadership program at Blanchard. Working within the small cohort of some of Blanchard’s most brightest, talented and dedicated future leaders of our organization has been amazing! Sadly, the program comes to end today, with a presentation to our leadership team about our personal highlights and learning from the program along with a report on the project we have been working on together.
The biggest highlight of participating in this program for me was the experience of creating my Leadership Point of View (LPOV). I enjoyed the introspective exercise of looking at past events and people in my life that have helped shape my leadership style and how my personal values also play into that. I feel that creating my LPOV is such a valuable tool when shared with those I lead, work with or report to, in order to enhance my working relationships and communication with others.
My Leadership Point of View is comprised of the following components: A key event in my life which was an experience I had during my first professional job, a key person in my life who became a role model for me as a Situational Leader, and how my personal values of Service to Others, Dependability, and Personal Growth is something that people I work with can expect of me and what I also expect of them. Additionally, I gave examples of people or situations in which I had an experience of others demonstrating my own personal values.
Due to the experience I had crafting my own Leadership Point of View and the value in sharing it with others in order to enhance my working relationships, I highly encourage you to do the same. You can create your LPOV by including the components of my LPOV that I shared above, using your own examples and values. Also, for more detailed information on Blanchard’s Leadership Point of View program, please go to this link: http://www.kenblanchard.com/Solutions/Executive-Development/Leadership-Point-of-View