Life-long learners constantly cycle through a developmental process to sharpen their leadership skills. It may be intuitive or it may be intentional. But the 6 steps are real: LEARN-EMPOWER-ASSESS-DECIDE-EVALUATE-REVIEW. The sixth step in the leadership developmental process is REVIEW: review the progress, people and success of a project.
It is important to pause and review. The three aspects of review mentioned above will help the team improve their performance in the future.
- Progress – what changed?
- People – who contributed?
- Success – how to celebrate?
The most important aspect of the REVIEW process is to identify ways to improve in the future. They may be tiny adjustments or large scale interventions. The idea is that over time, significant change is possible.
Here is a real and present project that InFocus is involved in called COLLECTIVES, which are focused learning intensives to train you, and the leaders around you.
The first Collective was launched last Spring. After launching our first one on Disciplemaking and the second on Church Planting, we considered ways to improve. One of the changes we are introducing in January is our pilot Online Leadership Development Course. That means we will not only have the live course; but we will make a training kit available to leaders who want their entire team to experience the training together, through a series of videos.
We arrived at the idea when a need in the Collectives surfaced. It has been extremely helpful for leaders to go through the course. However, when the leader attempts to introduce the concepts to their team, there is a gap. That gap can be filled when the team engages in the Leadership Development process together! For more information on what is coming up, please click here.
The discipline of reviewing each Collective and surfacing needs along the way have accelerated our development. Without the important aspect of capturing the learnings and incorporating new ideas, most teams will keep doing the same things over and over again – expecting different results!
REVIEW is one way leaders create high-performing team.
This brings our blog series, Developing Your Leadership Effectiveness, to an end. As a gesture of appreciation in next week’s blog I will post an assessment for your use based on the six developmental steps we’ve been discussing: LEARN-EMPOWER-ASSESS-DECIDE-EVALUATE-REVIEW. Look for that next week.
Until then, I wish you a very Happy New Year!