This primer outlines a process for preparing and executing personal development and growth. Our foundational idea is that a leader's effectiveness depends to a great degree on how others see him or her. Thus, improving as a leader often requires that a person tune in to how others perceive (and misperceive) him or her. We describe methods for gathering and analyzing others' views, culling a sense of personal strengths and development needs that reflect both others' perceptions and one's own personal goals and ambitions. We detail an approach to articulating a concrete and practical action plan and give suggestions for implementing and sustaining change.

Case id: 080403

This case is used in core curriculum