1. Provide the scores for your Turning Point self-assessment questionnaire. Identify at least one insight you gained from your results of the Collaborative Leadership self-assessment questionnaire that you think can help you be a more effective collaborator in your group work in this course.
2. What are the implications of the Turning Point self-assessment on your IDP?
3. How can you leverage your leadership strengths to foster collaboration with external partners?
Collaborative leadership: Self-assessment questionnaires
Scores for Turning point self-assessment questionnaires are as follows
- Assessing the environment:-62
- Creating Clarity: Visioning and mobilizing:-65
- Building trust:-68
- Sharing power and influence:-67
- Developing people:-68
Turning point program was insightful as it increased self-awareness on leadership skills and attitude and how they impact to my surrounding collaborative leadership. For instance, the least scored in assessment was environment assessment and creation of clarity; both of which are integral aspects for a collaborative leader (Turning point, 2011).
The assessment indicated that revision of my IDP was necessary to achieve the set objectives. From the assessment, it was evident that working solely will present avoidable complexities. Therefore, it is important to routinely communicate with involved stakeholders (supervisors, colleagues and mentors) to ensure the expectations are attained and to reduce future unprecedented uncertainties. From the assessment, it is clear that collaboration enhances pooling of power; and through diversified thinking proficiency, grid blocks realized are overcome; thereby increasing the abilities to manage demanding issues (Turning point, 2011).
Collaborative leadership refers to the shared mutual relationship by two or more authorities with a shared concern. Some of the issues leveraged for collaborative leadership include egoism and great self-control (intolerance to wastage of resources) especially when dealing with urgent complicated matters. Secondly, sharing of information because is an open process could be challenging. This challenge is brought forth due to lack of trust. It is important to value and incorporate diversity. From the assessment, a collaborative leader should have high tolerance even when things seem to be out of control. The leader should be willing to share the glory with subordinates. He/she is diplomatic when solving conflicts and supports or critics diverse opinions. Collaborative leaders are ready to give each member space to contribute and do what they like to. In summation, they “listen, learn and lead” (Lash, 2012).
Lash, R. (2012). “The collaboration imperative.”