Leading a team with a small or large number of people can be difficult and it requires time and experience to develop and apply the necessary skills. This paper includes a number of learning activities designed to start you off on the road to becoming a leader and to hone those skills through reflection.
The aim for this activity is to read, listen or view a resource and while working through them take notes and at the end ask yourself a number of questions.
- What have I learnt from this? You don't have to agree with everything they say but have you come away from the experience knowing more about leadership.
- How could I apply this to my personal situation and career development? Some things can easily be applied others are aimed for specific circumstances that won’t match yours.
Learning activity 1: Learning about leadership
Learning Activity 2: Reflection and observation of leaders and leadership
Learning activity 3: Design a leadership activity
- Appreciated the role of developing leadership skills in your personal develpment as a practitioner.
- Developed an activity to support teamwork or leadership skills development for your department.