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Leadership models.

Behavioural/Style – based leadership.

Contextual leadership.

Transformational leadership.

Authentic leadership.

Self – assessment learning activities.

Belbin self – assessment tool

Compliance with plan development guidelines.

Lessons learned and plan implementation.



Leadership can be defined by an individual's role in a company or a social community. Furthermore, it is conveyed by a person's characteristics or the process of inspiration. The process of inspiration conveys that more than one person can be involved in leadership rather than an individual who leads a group. There are five levels of leadership position, permission, permission, creation, people growth, and personhood. The highest level of leadership is personhood.When it comes to team leadership, it enables the team members to progress managerial capacity and competences.It permits leaders and groups to exchangepartscontingent on the phase of the plan or the ability of the members(Redmond and Dolan 2016).

The cultural concept of leadership varies extensively transversely the social groups and diverse culture workplaces. The authorities need to change their perception of dealing with the stakeholders and team members. This report will discuss my leadership development plan (ILDP) and the tool used for the assessment. Furthermore, it will discuss various leadership models and their principles. Lastly, the implication of my ILDP is discussed using the Belbin self-assessment tool.Belbin Individual Reports offer supervisors with ironic perceptions into the significant behavioral assets and penchants of the team members, permitting them to grow excellent from every individual of the team (Redmond and Dolan 2016).


Leadership Models

"Leadership describes what the forthcomingtime should appear like, orients people with that apparition, and motivates them to style it occur, regardless of the difficulties." -- John Kotter

Leadership is the probability of influence the behavior of others. It is similarlycategorized as the capability to influence a group of people tothe acceptance of a goal. Pioneers are essential to makeforthcoming dreams and to rouse the persons of a team for accomplishing the objectives. Leadership is both a research field and everyday expertise including the capacity of an individual or group to "lead" or direct others, groups, or whole organization (Scisco 2017). The style comprised ought to be the one that utmost successfully achieves the goals of the team while at the same time adjusting the interests of its team members. In the twentieth century, more theories proved that astonishing pioneers were born, not build.

Recent investigations have demonstrated that leadership is considerably more complicated and can't be considered through a few attributes of a person. Self-assurance incorporates the qualities of high confidence, self-assuredness, passionate strength, and self-assurance. Courageous people don't question themselves or their capabilities and selections; they similarly can outspread this valor onto others, assembling their trust and duty. Veracity is established in people who are honest, reliable, principled, steady, trustworthy, steadfast, and not tricky.

Leaders with veracity regularly share these qualities with their team members, as this feature is mostly a morals issue (Hoch et al. 2018). It is frequently said that these pioneers preserve their assertion and are forthright and organized with their team members.The self-leadership development plan is a complete description of an individual abouthis identity, the thingshe can accomplish, his objectives combined with the capability of influencing his feelings, practices, and correspondence.

Behavioural/Style – based leadership

This leadership style accentuates behaviors that leaders elect to espouse – these conducts are gathered into 'styles' and the replicas offer direction on which styles should be utilized. Styles are usually organized around conducts fixating on either errands or relations. Behavioral leadership is led by deductively assessing the temperaments and happenings of people in significant positions to hold designs that may disturb an individual and nature around other members of the organization (Offermann and Coats 2018). If an examination of several leaders is adequately huge, truthful ends can be concerned to resolve the considerablecapacities of their performances, and it can aid as a pointer to if their management style supports organization development.

This leadership model just surveys behavior, neither attributes nor abilities.Pioneers must be eager to place themselves in a situation to be tried, and they need to recognize that their behavior is worth perceiving. This methodology doesn't consider the time factor. Moreover, specific conduct or activity of the pioneer might be compelling at one purpose of time while the equivalent might be ineffectual at some other purpose of time.

Contextual leadership

The model focuses on the importance of context, and provides perspective guidance for using specific organizational contexts. Among these, the "Situational Leadership Model" by Hersey and Blanchard is very common. It comprises of four models which can choose as per the requirement. Furthermore, it works as a leadership model as well as a managerial model.Most importantly; contextual pioneers can see through multifaceted nature and locate the unmistakable heading or answer. This dimension comprises the extensive political capability, of evaluating workplace issues. Moreover, it builds up the understanding of situations and potentials of different associates to selectat what time and how to utilize value-based and obliging aptitudes.

It is the sovereign piece of karma (Hoch et al. 2018). A few enterprises train workforce to create relevant insight. Furthermore, this leadership model is a natural indicative capability that sources a pioneer to regulate possessions to targets.The establishment of a relevant and liquid perspective of leadership lies in communal conjectures that light up the idea of gathering life and its effect on singular recognition and ensuing conduct. Speculations identified with social cognizance and attribution, self-order what's more, personality apply to an expression of contextual leadership.

Transformational leadership

This type of leadership is mainly based upon the behavior of an individual which is accompanied by positive outcomes. These behaviors are stimulating motivation, individualized deliberation, idealized inspiration, and intellectual stimulation.This concept by introduced by James. V. Downtown in 1973.The leadership behaviors included in this model are nurturing creativity, serving others, representing ethical behaviors and passion. Furthermore, this also aids in meeting individual goals through mentoring and training. Stimulating motivation is the point at which the pioneer motivates their adherents to achieve their goals (Redmond and Dolan 2016).

This pioneer describes high and serviceablepurposes for their supporters and their connotation. Idealized influence is the leadership in which the pioneer sets a good instance for their organization and demonstrates others how it's done. In the intellectual simulation the pioneer urges their devotees to have an independent mind. These pioneers are imaginative, creative, and are available to new opinions.Furthermore; individualized motivation is the point at which the pioneer sets up a solid connection with their adherents. These pioneers have thoughtful opinions about their devotees and their association.

Authentic leadership

Authentic leadership is a way to pact with the administration that accentuates building the pioneer's genuineness through legitimate associations with supporters that esteem their data and are based on an ethicalfounding. Generally, credible pioneers are certain individuals with honest self-ideas who advance transparency in an organization. By building belief and creating eager assistance from their juniors, legitimate pioneers can improve individual and group execution. This methodologyhas been entirelyseized by several pioneers and administration mentors who see valid authority as an option in contrast to pioneers who accentuate benefit and share price over individuals and morals(Offermann and Coats 2018).

Therefore, authentic leadership has developed as an early structure that urges the framework to be straightforward, ethically grounded, dependable, and to prioritize group goals rather than individual targets.The foundation of genuine pioneers is definiteentities with authentic self-ideas who advance openness.The premise of true administration originates from the pioneer's very own antiquity, comprising the life-occasions that instantly progressed initiative arrangement.

Self – assessment learning activities

As indicated by the leadership theories, successful leaders ought to have a varied scope of physiological, anthropology, reasonable, and task-relatedattributes (Redmond and Dolan 2016). As confirmed by Scisco (2017), fortunate leaders have comforts, character characteristics, and capabilities, which are unique concerning those of the less powerful pioneers. In my view, I have certain abilities and characteristics, which can permit me to turn into a decent pioneer later on. For instance, my interpersonal abilities are all around established.

I can adequately speak with both persons and congregations and convey my thoughts in a comprehensible way without inciting confusion or mistiness. On the other side, I must state that the absenteeism of my experience as a pioneer may limit my capacity to efficaciously and formulateinstructions for the organization's representatives. Self-reliance was likewise contended by Offermann and Coats (2018) as one of the most significant qualities of a successful pioneer. I may take perilous choices which can lead to complex errands. Considering all observations, I undeniablyrecognize obligation concerning these selections and their potential incapability to achieve the fundamentalpurposes of an organization. 

My expository and conceptual aptitudes are likewise very much evolved as I am prepared to envisage, explain, and take care of complex matters and work feasibly under tension. I thoroughly understand that the commercialworldnow is rapidlyaltering (Redmond and Dolan 2016). That is the purpose, I am endeavoring to be flexible in the work environment so that I could adopt the workplace environment. As a pioneer, I recognize whatever changes come to their direction and I will take my authority choices in the light of these changes.

As indicated by Gumus (2018), the planning procedure with regards to leadership infers setting a vision for an associationis just as understanding this apparition through reachable goals. I should concede that I am still facing many challenges with the planned development process. My understanding of the strategicprocess is still too constrained to even allow me to convert into a viable leader. My involvement with leading and managing a group of people isn't significant, which, in my view, is the primary explanation behind the recently noted shortcoming.

graphical representation of Ways to implement the objectives

Figure 1: Ways to implement the objectives

[Source: Hoch et al. 2018]

According to my self – assessment, I would choose the transformational leadership model for my leadership development plan. Given the individual appraisal described above, I can presume that the advancement of my capabilities and features in formulating guidelines for assistants in a strategic way is the primary objective. These objectives can be achieved by the transformational leadership model. Concurrently, it might be difficult to keep up functional work-life equilibrium during my scholastic investigations. As per Offermann and Coats (2018) pioneers' incapability to keep up this parity can bring about negative perspectives (for example anxiousness and annoyance) leading to conflicts at the workplace. For my leadership assessment I will be using the Belbin self-assessment tool. Leadership is an importantportion of a management system.

A supervisor is required to design and establish strategies to achieve organizational objectives, for instance, for managing a project as a project manager, leadership skill is very important. Leadership is the role to convince others to look afterother team member’s opinions also(Hoch et al. 2018). It is the human influence, which ties a groupcollectively and encourages it toward objectives. The board exercises, for instance, positioning, categorization, and dynamic are weary covers until the leader triggers the intensity of inspiration in individuals and aides them toward objectives. The Belbin Individual Reports will offer me with ironic perceptions into the significant behavioral assets and penchants for becoming a significant leader. The graph below shows the assessment of my present leadership qualities and skills. Belbin tool will assist me to analyze these skills of mine in a better way.

graph shows My leadership skills and qualities

Figure 2: My leadership skills and qualities

[Source: Author]

The different trait theories accentuated the natural or acquired qualities of viable pioneers – (explicitly their character and physical properties). These ways to deal with leadership declined in fame after Gumus (2018) distributed the consequences of his study, which neglected to locate a lot of characteristics that were reliably connected with powerful pioneers in various settings. Over the next decade most researchers started tolerating that various components (for an example work setting, wellsprings of intensity, practices, connections, just as close to home characteristics) all added to both the development and adequacy of pioneers in various contexts. By these learning activities and self-assessment exercises for ILDP, in my opinion Belbin is the most effective among all the leadership plans.

Belbin self – assessment tool

Whenever the topic of teamwork is raised, the efforts made by every member at an individual level are taken into account. Everybody has something to add to a group. In the teamwork, many members tend to start the Belbin procedure with more noteworthy self-information and self-comprehension than others. Moreover, the members who have been a part of the same team for a longer period are highlighted due to the series of their work. Due to these reasons, members tend to know that how should they behave along with the fact that their behavior influences the others as well.

To work efficiently, the team must formulate a set of objectives that are required to be fulfilled. Here, Belbin guides about teamwork (Hoch et al. 2018). It guides the team to work effectively so that the output is properly achieved. This way, tasks can be easily prioritized for completing. Belbin promotes the promotion of individual strengths so that every member can be told about their weaknesses and thus at the end to mitigate the shortfalls. Some individuals are required to be pushed using their behavioral aspects to achieve team goals. Belbin's report stands on two main pillars – self-perception and observer assessments.

Belbin isn't just about cooperation; it is likewise about expanding our comprehension of ourselves and others, to assist us with working most adequately. In simple words, it can be said that these members can carry the entire team and its work on their shoulders. If we consider the example of the finisher type personality, it can be properly inferred that, he/she is a manager (Hoch et al. 2018). Over this, it can also be said that he/she is a leader who loves to carry the team forward and praises them during rough times.On the other hand, if we consider the same individuals in different shoes, we can consider the fact he/she gives more importance to minor details as well. To properly understand both types of individuals, we must split every characteristic to identify each individual at a personal level and thus distinguishing every member of the team as per their shown traits. Belbin reports helps in identifying the strengths and possible weaknesses for allotting the specific tasks or responsibilities which they will be able to handle properly.

Compliance with Plan Development Guidelines




· Responsible

· Suppleness

· Self-assurance

· Communication skills

· Not capable to take correct decisions while leading a team.

· Hitches in analyzing the planning process to be used for achieving the objectives.


· Developing my knowledge and skills so that I can properly analyze the directions for the team members.

· Adopt different leadership skills for increasing my capability to understand the planning process in a better way.

2. My interpersonal abilities are all around established. I can adequately speak with people conveying my thoughts in a comprehensible way. I have self-assurance which makes me a successful leader. On the other side, I have weaknesses inefficaciously and formulate instructions for the organization's representatives. I may take perilous choices which can lead to complex errands.

3. By conducting a 360-degree feedback process for analyzing my leadership skills. I conducted a questionnaire session with my classmates and mentor. I found that my communication skills are not well-established. According to my mentor, I am not capable enough for analyzing the management plan properly to achieve the objectives of a team.

4.To become an effective leader who encourages his team members and motivates them to achieve their goals which ultimately helps them in career development.



Target time

Develop my interpersonal skills and knowledge

Assigning opportunities to my team members and focusing on my leadership development plan.

25th June 2020

Increasing my vision to understand the requirements of my team members.

Communicating the project goals to the subordinates.

25th June 2020

Understanding the requirements for becoming a good leader.

Learning from senior managers and mentors. Observing them while they lead a team.

30th August 2020

6. To understand my team members, regular meetings will be organized every week. For achieving the success of my second objective, I will convey the goals of the project to every team member and will discuss their views weekly. Furthermore, to understand the leadership skills of the experienced leaders I will be attending every meeting in which they are involved. This will make me understand the skills of a good leader.

7. Developmental objectives: reading journals and articles, discussing the objectives with my mentor and team members, and training from the senior managers to become a successful leader.

8. Feedback mechanisms will include meetings with the team members and providing them questionnaires about my behavior and leadership skills. Moreover, I will be discussing my leadership development plan with my mentors and supervisors.

9. I will be using the Belbin self-assessment tool for reviewing my strategies.

10. As discussed with my mentor, I found that I still need to add more points for developing my leadership skills. Although my communication skills and understanding capability is very good according to him. So, I will be increasing my knowledge about different leadership skills by referring to books, journals, articles, and videos.

11. For analyzing my leadership development plan a checklist has been provided in Appendix 2 of this report.

Lessons learned and plan implementation

“Leadership isn’t somewhat that’s attained, it's an ability that’s refined and adapted daily. Its mastery derives from helping others”.

Leadership is an important portion of a management system. I have used the Belbin self-assessment tool for my developing my plan. It measures conduct so we can recognize how best to advance qualities and moderate potential setbacks using these two pillars. I have pre-defined my objectives for becoming a great leader. Furthermore, the leadership development plan implemented by me is SMART and regular feedbacks from mentors will help me to understand my weaknesses in a better way.


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