A Primer on Personal Development

How can a leader learn from the perceptions of others?
Daniel Ames, Malia Mason, Dana Carney  | Spring 2008
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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.

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