GROW YOUR SELF AWARENESS
Your own leadership experience.
Rate yourself 1–10, with 1 being “I’ve never displayed this type of leadership”, to 10 being “I’m awesome at it, and others would say that I’m the role model for them”. This is about selfawareness, so be honest. And if you find yourself saying, “Well, sometimes I’m a 3, and other times I’m a 7,” put down both numbers with a note next to each explaining the difference circumstances. In column 2 jot some notes about why you gave yourself the score that you did.
Module 2 - Assignment
LEADING YOUR TEAM WITH EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE
GROW YOUR LEADERSHIP IMPACT
STEP 1 -6
1. Your goal in a single sentence
Create departments in the foundation and establish leaders for each department starting in May 2018.
2. Leadership style
Democratic Leadership Style
What Makes a Democratic Leader?
The democratic style builds on a triad of emotional intelligence abilities: teamwork and collaboration, conflict management, and influence. The best communicators are superb listeners- and listening is the key strength of the democratic leader. Such leaders create the sense that they truly want to hear employees’ thoughts and concerns and that they’re available to listen. They’re also true collaborators, working as team members rather than top-down leaders. And they know how to quell conflict and create a sense of harmony- for instance, repairing rifts within the group.
3. The benefit
Over time the foundation can have order and have all the departments established for a more efficient team. It helps the foundation grow in it's capacity and takes much of the responsibility off my shoulders to allow me to focus on the vision and growth of the foundation. It too teaches me to be an effective leader and help me take my hands off things. It also ensures that there is constant growth in the foundation and ensures that the leaders feel a sense of responsibility and ownership which in turn helps the commitment of the members towards the vision of the foundation.
4. My motivation
I will no longer have so many areas to focus on at any given time because the work is disseminated and I no longer have to so spread myself thin to ensure the growth of the organization. It also ensures that we are moving into more efficiently run organization.
5. My first step
Establish the teams and assign leaders. Avail the leaders sufficient data and information to get them started. Give the vision of the department and how it should be run overall and allow them to then decide on the hands on responsibilities. Assign sub-members for each committee who will be lead by the department leader. The leader of the department will then be required to give me feedback monthly.
Monthly team meetings will be held for feedback to check in with the departments. Additionally, we will give each other input to ensure efficiently run departments.