Assessment: CalTrans Leadership


This third assessment must be submitted before 5pm, Monday, January 7, 2019. Thank you.

Assessment #3 of 4
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Read through the areas of focus below and consider your skillfulness in each area. To the best of your ability, rate your current skill level in each category using the rating scale provided
1. Positive Risk Taking *
Positive risk-taking is a 6-step process that includes • Brain storming possible actions • Assessment of risk and benefit of each proposed action • Selection of an action • Action • Reflection on the outcome and consequences • Transfer of learning to future challenges
2. Generating Enthusiasm with Staff *
Motivate, inspire, and energize people by connecting the vision, values, purpose, and business goals of the organization to individual values and needs.
3. Empowering staff through challenge *
Empower staff by presenting new challenges that provide opportunities to learn about their strengths, increase self-efficacy, gain new skills, practice positive risk taking and demonstrate ability.
4. Follow through and accountability for self *
Leadership is the ability to speak your truth, with empathy and compassion, a high level of self-awareness and a focus on the good of the whole. Leaders who can demonstrate and role model these abilities establish the reciprocity of trust and a culture of accountability within their teams.
5. Encouraging accountability in others *
Leaders who foster accountability in others are skillful in the following areas: • Communicating expectations with clarity. • Understanding the capabilities, strengths and resources necessary for success. • Communicating positive and negative consequences of accountability. • Invite feedback and dialogue. • Work to establish effective methods for incremental communication on progress. • Ability to proactively give, receive and integrate feedback.
6. Giving Direct Feedback *
Leaders who establish a culture of feedback are ones who are able to speak their truth with empathy and compassion, emotional self-awareness and a focus on what is in the best interest of the good of the whole. They model both giving and receiving feedback as tool for fostering improvement, understanding challenges and working collaboratively to develop solutions. They: • Understand the importance of emotional awareness and managing their own energy in feedback sessions. • Use feedback as a tool to highlight positive accomplishments as well as to explore situations that are challenging. • They focus on facts not assumptions. • They show up as curious learners not experts. • They are aware of timing and place and both can impact the outcome. • They use examples and anecdotes to clarify. • They use and welcome clarifying questions.
7. Collaboration
Leaders who create cultures of collaboration are able to facilitate healthy conflict and teamwork while holding the focus on the successful achievement of goals.
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