Collaborative leadership

  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

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
 Self-reflection:-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.”
Turning Point. (2011). “Collaborative leadership: Self-assessment questionnaires.”