APPENDIX 2

My Personal and Career Journey “Leader’s Journal”

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Personal and Career Development

Final Assignment

My Personal and Career Journey Leader’s Journal

This workbook was prepared by Prof. Claudio Rivera. No part of this exercise may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, used in a spreadsheet, o transmitted in any form or by any means without the permission of RBS.

 

Table of Contents

1. Owning my life

1.1. Self-awareness

1.1.1. My personality according to Keirsey test

1.1.2. The Best Self Portrait and/or VIA Test

1.1.3. The impact of my culture (Hofstede test and paper)

1.1.4. My value scale (Barret test and paper)

1.2. My Kaleidoscope (Kaleidoscope Strategy)

1.3. My Vision in 2030 based on the Kaleidoscope

1.4. My “energizing” mission to move forward

2. Owning my career

2.1. Retro analysis (based on IESE test

2.2. My current career

2.2.1. General questions about your current position

2.2.2. Assessment of my short-term competencies development needs (includes your MBA studies)

2.2.3. Action Contract

2.3. My second curve

2.4. Dealing with my derailment risks during my transitions

3. Owning my daily agenda

3.1. The dimension/s of EQ where I need further improvement (based on test provided in class) are

3.2. The two-three habits I would like to pay attention during the next year (based on the reflection guide provided in class)

3.3. My “standard weekly agenda” for the next 365 days (excluding holidays) taking carefully into account my desirable kaleidoscope, and sections 2.3.4/2.2.3

4. Owning my relationships

4.1. The current map of my network here (DNQ exercise)

4.2. Conclusions based on my network:

4.3. How I will improve my coaching and soft power skills during the next year (using the GROW model)

4.4. Based on Victorinox and La Fageda cases, I indicate how I can transform my team or unit or company in a mission-based team or unit or company (using the GROW model)

5. Epilogue: I am who I wanted to become (letter written to ... on August 2030)

6. Appendices

6.1. My best-self portrait

6.2. What I learned on my way (The Learning Log)

6.3. You can add more if you want

 

1. Owning My Life

1.1. Self-Awareness

1.1.1. My Personality According to Keirsey Test

1. Which is my personality?

2. What developmental potential still exists for me based on my current traits?

3. What potential derailment risks do I have because of my personality?

1.1.2. The Best-Self Portrait and/or VIA Test

Conclusions From These Tests

1. What strengths have I developed at my current life stage?

2. What developmental potential still exists for me based on tests’ results?

3. What potential derailment risks do I have based on this tests’ results?

1.1.3. The Impact of My Culture (Hofstede Test)

Conclusions From This Test

1. What strengths have I developed because of the impact of my culture?

2. What developmental potential still exists for me because of the impact of my culture?

3. What potential derailment risks do I have because of the impact of my culture?

1.1.4. My Value Scale (Barret Test)

Conclusions From This Test

1. Which are my predominant values and my current level of motivation (1–7)?

2. What developmental potential still exists for me because my current value scale?

3. What potential derailment risks do I have because of my current value scale?

1.2. My Kaleidoscope (Kaleidoscope Strategy)

Insert your current Kaleidoscope.

 

Conclusions From the Kaleidoscope

1. Are some chambers empty?

2. Are others too full?

3. Where am I devoting most of my strengths and time?

4. Indicate how my personality, values, culture, and strengths set have impacted in my current Kaleidoscope.

Insert my desirable Kaleidoscope in 2030.

1.3. My Vision in 2030 Based on the Kaleidoscope

1.4. My “Energizing” Mission to Move Forward

(a person, a cause, a specific painful situation, …)

 

2. Owning My Career

2.1. Retro Analysis (Based on IESE Test)

Insert the corresponding graphs.

2.2. My Current Career

2.2.1. General Questions About Your Current Position

(includes your MBA studies)

(a) What is my view of current situation?

(b) What strengths come to me naturally in my current position?

(c) What do I do well?

(d) What appeals to me in my current position?

(e) A SWOT analysis of my current employment situation.

2.2.2. Assessment of My Short-Term Competencies Development Needs (Includes Your MBA Studies)

(a) My most important goal/challenge in the short term in my current position or career (one-two years’ time span).

(b) List of the top 5–10 contributions needed from me in order to successfully achieve this goal/challenge.

(c) List of the needed competences in order to implement these contributions.

2.2.3. Action Contract

(a) The one or two competences (out of the list in 2.2.2.c) I need to develop further in order to accomplish the goal/challenge and future similar goals/challenges.

(b) The 2–3 SMART1 objectives for each of the competencies/ skills I think I should develop.

(c) Which is the method that can help me most in my action plan implementation?

2.3. My Second Curve

2.3.1. My Career Goal for 2022

2.3.2. My 2030 Vision

2.3.3. The Ideal Job Situation, Which Could Make This Vision Come True

2.3.4. My Personal SWOT Analysis Based on All the Previous Sections of This Paper

2.3.5. Action Contract

(d) The 1–2 main goals I need to accomplish in order to achieve the ideal job situation.

(e) The 2–3 SMART objectives for each of the competencies/skills I think I should develop. (Please take into account you are part of a MBA program.)

2.4. Dealing With My Derailment Risks During My Transitions

Derailment

How does or could it cause my derailment?

How will I overcome this potential derailment risk?

Keep doing what is made me successful until now

Assume that others are motivated by the same things I am

Do not send clear messages—about my values and my expectations

Avoid unpleasant relationships

Concentrate on the task, not relationship

Let my failures define me

 

3. Owning My Daily Agenda

3.1. The Dimension/s of EQ Where I Need Further Improvement (Based on the results of the Boston EI Questionnaire) are

3.2. The 2–3 Habits I Would Like to Pay Attention During the Next Year (Based on the “Guiding Questionnaire for Personal Reflection” provided in Appendix 7)

3.3. My “Standard Weekly Agenda” for the Next 365 Days (Excluding Holidays) Taking Carefully into Account My Desirable Kaleidoscope and Sections 2.3.4/2.2.3

 

4. Owning My Relationships

4.1. The Current Map of My Network Here (DNQ Exercise2)

4.2. Conclusions Based on My Network:

1. What is missing?

2. Is it skewed toward career or psychological assistance?

3. Does the perfect mentor exist?

4. What is the relevance of my network in my personal development?

4.3. How I Will Improve My Coaching and Soft Power Skills During the Next Year (Using the GROW Model)

4.4. Based on Victorinox and La Fageda Cases3, I Indicate How I can Transform My Team or Unit or Company in a Mission-Based Team or Unit or Company (Using the GROW Model)

 

5. Epilogue: I am Who I Wanted to Become (Letter Written to ... in August 2030)

 

6. Appendices

6.1 My Best-Self Portrait (See instructions in the Personal and Career Development Course Syllabus, Appendix 1)

6.2 What I Learned on My Way (The Learning Log) (See instructions in the Personal and Career Development Course Syllabus, Appendix 1)

6.3 You Can Add More if You Want

1 Specific—Objectives should specify what they want to achieve.

2. Measurable—You should be able to measure whether you are meeting the objectives or not.

3. Achievable—Are the objectives you set achievable and attainable?

4. Realistic—Can you realistically achieve the objectives with the resources you have?

5. Time—When do you want to achieve the set objectives?

2 DNQ Exercise is available at Harvard Business School Publishing. It may be purchased through HBSP (paper questionnaire is #404-105 and CD instrument is #405-701) and there is a teaching note as well (#405-039).

3 Both cases may be purchased through IESE Publishing. Victorinox: Victorinox: 125 Years in the Cutting Edge, #DPO-202-E. La Fageda: La Fageda 1982-2008: An Outrageous Initiative, #Case M-1218-E

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