Starting a job as a people leader for the first time can be daunting. It can be one of the most difficult transitions in a person's career. Many new people leaders find it hard to leave behind the behaviours that made them successful in their previous roles. They often don’t have the skills and capabilities to become effective people leaders or know where to start their development.

The My Development Tracker assessment helps new people leaders discover and reflect on the skills and behaviours they should focus on to develop their leadership capability.

The assessment assesses the seven transition areas that new people leaders need to develop to become successful people leaders. These are:

7 development priorities for new people leaders

My Development Tracker will help new people leaders:

  • and their managers have informed development conversations
  • identify the areas where development should be focused
  • with learning tips specific to the new people leader’s development needs
  • plan their next steps and development activities
  • keep on track and understand where they’re heading
  • create habits that will help them achieve their goals.

Rating scale

Thirty statements are rated on a scale ranging from ‘not at all like me’ to ‘just like me’. The assessment helps analyse the behaviours that the new people leader demonstrates most frequently in their work. The results aren’t a performance measure; they’re provided to give an individual a place to start thinking about their development.

How does a new people leader sign up for My Development Tracker?

We recommend that a new people leader completes My Development Tracker within the first 90-days of starting their new role, so that both them and their manager are familiar with the responsibilities the new people leader has been tasked to carry out.

To begin the process, contact the Leadership Development Centre (LDC) at 360@ldc.govt.nz. Please include the names and work email addresses of the both manager and the new people leader. The assessment takes approximately 10 minutes to complete. After it has been completed, LDC compiles the development report and emails it directly to the new people leader.

Investment

My Development Tracker costs $180.00 + GST per person.

Results and development planning

The development report shows where the new people leader is in their transition to becoming a successful people leader. 

Once the new people leader has received the report, they can reflect, plan, and focus on the areas they need to develop in their role. They answer follow-up reflection questions in the report and begin their development plan, in preparation for discussing it with their manager.

Find out what a report looks like in this sample report.

Find out more

To find out more about the My Development Tracker process, please email info@ldc.govt.nz.

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