Self Evaluation Tools and Resources

Self-awareness and self-assessment are highlighted in the literature as integral to leadership development. The Leadership Program therefore includes a number of tools that are designed to assist participants with self-awareness and self-assessment. These are:

The NSW Health Leadership Framework 360 degree feedback Instrument

The 360° feedback tool is designed to promote personal growth in leadership skills through assisting participants gain insight into their observed behaviours. The NSW Health Leadership Framework 360° feedback tool is based on the behaviours outlined in the NSW Health Leadership Framework. HLP participants are provided with the opportunity to undertake the tool and then draw up a personal development plan targeting their own specific development needs.

Strengths Finder 2.0 (Rath, T. 2007 Strengths Finder 2.0, Gallup Press, New York with online resource)

Incorporating a strengths based approach to Leadership, this online tool assists leaders maximize their influence in the system. It provides an action-oriented platform for positive change. You will receive a copy of this text as part of your program resources.

Thomas Kilman Conflict Mode Instrument

Linked to Phase 5 of the program, this instrument implicitly recognizes the need to incorporate multiple perspectives, and predicts that conflict will occur when people frame issues differently. This instrument helps participants understand their own conflict style and develop insight into their default approach to conflict. The TKI is an online tool which has been the worldwide leader in assessing conflict-handling behavior for almost forty years. (TKI-http://www.kilmanndiagnostics.com/catalog/thomas-kilmann-conflict-mode-instrument)

Textbooks

There are three foundational texts used in the HLP. These are available for all participants, although exerts will also be made available to you in relation to certain sections of the program. These texts are:

The Practice of Adaptive Leadership – Marty Linsky, Ron Heifetz, Alexander Grashow

Immunity to Change – Robert Kegan, Lisa Laskow-Lahey

In the Leadership Mode – Don Dunoon