Personal Leadership Development Plan

Compile what you have worked on thus far and write a leadership development plan for yourself. You will need to include your self-identification of leadership style evaluation, analysis of the leadership theory you portray, the best approach to handle challenges as a leader, and the best way for you to lead a team. Include your “invisible mentor” as examples to support your plan, as well as scholarly research. Remember to include leadership traits, behaviors, and skills.

For the assignment, submit the following in a 4-page paper:

  • A synopsis of the leadership style you currently portray.
  • A synopsis of the leadership theory you currently portray.
  • A synopsis of how you currently handle challenges and lead teams.
  • Develop at least three SMART goals to take you to the next level of leadership skill and ability. Use your personal assessment in comparison to your mentor to determine gaps you need to develop.
  • Create your action plan to achieve your SMART goals.

Save your assignment as a Microsoft Word document.





One challenge faced by Pope Francis was the implementation of change and reforms at the Vatican.

Key to the reforms were corruption , cronyism and unending corruption in the church.

The major challenge was the fact that the corruption id deep rooted in the church and that backstabbing and even murder could be done to avoid the reforms as seen for Pope John Paul 1.


Creating a sense of cultural revolution in order to fight more on delivering instead of having materialistic distraction.

Formations of tribunals, the pope has been able to create various tribunals to fight the church leaders that try to cover up impunity, corruption and sexual abuses in the church.

In combating corruption, the pope has looked into the option of excommunication on corruption or mafia association.


Persistence and consistence in the fight.

The involvement of people in the organization in order to be able to fight the challenges being faced.

Lack of fear and bravery as key to fighting major vices.

Having a strategy on the step by step way to fight the challenges.


One of the challenges faced by Pope Francis in his career change was the uncertainty that the future held for him.

By joining the church, he wasn’t sure if he was going to encourage and influence more youth of his age to join the church.

Also quitting his technology consulting job to be able to serve the masses through the church was a major decision of his life. This took much soul-searching and painful decisions.


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