LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT ROADMAP
Leaders are made not born. Anyone can lead in an organization. All it takes is the desire to create positive impact. If you want to develop your capacity to lead, we want to help.
We’ve assembled the following developmental roadmap to help you start your leadership journey.
— Assess your existing strengths, talents and leadership style.
— Explore topics of high importance through books and other media.
— Engage with our formal learning programs when you are ready to work with others.
— Connect with people and organizations who can provide additional opportunities for professional growth and development.
— Showcase your new skills and impact in real influence settings.
Use our guiding behavioral competencies (People + Strategy) to chart your development. Work to develop your capacity to lead others with purpose and vision. The proof of your progress will be in the positive results you create.
Connect with these and other programs at the ALCO Training and Education Center. Invest in yourself and your future with ALCO Leadership Programs.
Start with self-awareness
To Better Understand Motivation and Styles
To Better Understand Self and Manage Teams
The Leadership Compass Self-Assessment (Understanding Work Styles will Help Your Build Effective Teams)
- StrengthsFinder (Knowing Your Strengths and the Strengths of Your Team is a Critical First Step to Improving Your Ability to Collaborate). Strength Finder is the Training and Education Center’s preferred assesment tool
- The Leadership Challenge(Gaining Insight into Leadership Behaviors in Relation to Your Best Results)
- The Trusted Advisor (Building Trust is Essential to Your Role as People Leader)
Stretch goal: Using one or more of your assessment results, create a mini leadership profile statement.
For example, I am a leader who, (values) _______ uses (behaviors, style, skills and competencies) _______ to create _______ (value add and positive impact for stakeholders).
Move on to informal learning
On Leadership Practices
The Leadership Challenge: How to Make Extraordinary Things Happen in Organizations
James M. Kouzes and Barry Z. Posner
The Trusted Advisor
David H. Maiser, Charles H. Green and Robert M. Galford
Exercising Influence: A Guide for Making Thinks Happen at Work, at Home and In Your Community
B. Kim Barnes
Getting to Yes: Negotiating Agreement Without Giving In
Roger Fisher, William L. Ury and Bruce Patton
On Equity and Inclusion
How to Be an Inclusive Leader: Your Role in Creating Cultures of Belonging Where Everyone Can Thrive
On Strategic Mindset
Start with Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action
Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap and Others Don’t
The Decision Book: Fifty Models for Strategic Thinking
The Courageous Follower: Standing Up To and For Our Leaders
What Google Learned From Its Quest to Build the Perfect Team
The New York Times Magazine
Stretch goal: Use one of the skills you learned from your informal exploration in a real setting.
For example, identify an opportunity to build trust and psychological safety in a team.
Commit to development and learn with others
Formal Courses and Consulting Opportunities
Stretch goal: Identify the right program for your developmental level and enroll!
Executives can contract with consultants at the Training and Education Center to develop unique in-house programs that improve team performance, engagement and organizational culture. Team Based Gallup Strengths Finder coaching is also available.
Current supervisors are invited to build their leadership capacity in our hybrid (part on-line and part virtual) Supervisor Leader Development. Self-paced on-line modules are available through our learning management system and can be accessed at any time. Supplemental virtual courses offer additional opportunities to explore this material over six weeks with other supervisors in small cohorts. The program builds core competencies in two fundamental areas: people management and strategic thinking. This program is open to those who have formal managerial and supervisory responsibility.
Identify growth opportunities
Stretch goal: Identify a person or organizational affiliation that could support your growth and development.
Make a commitment to engage in at least one developmental activity with this person or organization (i.e., arrange a coaching or mentoring session, attend a conference, etc.). If needed, approach your supervisor to ask for their support as you make progress.
Develop & Showcase
Set an Educational Goal
Develop or Update your Resume
Collect Sample Project Summaries
ALCO Leadership Core Competencies
ALCO leadership development programs are designed to build competencies consistent with supervisor behavioral expectations provide by the California Government Department of Human Resources.