PERSONAL EFFECTIVENESS

PERSONAL FORMATION

Click on each header to find out more about what kind of leader you are, and what you need to do to achieve the next steps.

Self-awareness and resilience

Seeking feedback, increasing mindfulness, developing our personal wellbeing.

I have a growing self-awareness and am beginning to receive and act upon feedback more readily. I am willing to explore reflective practices to understand my behaviours. I notice what energises and drains me and seek to manage this towards a balanced life. 

 I seek to develop emotional intelligence, graciously receive feedback and engage in self-reflection to increase self-awareness. I am mindful to my personal wellbeing and life-balance/equilibrium, engaging with wellbeing provision as appropriate. 

I help build a culture of wellbeing, resilience, and accountability, supporting people to engage with wellbeing provision. I support others to acknowledge outcomes of situations and learn from the lessons they provide. 

I advocate a systemic culture of self-awareness and help create a healthy working culture, mitigating impacts of adversity, building capacity for resilience, using qualitative and quantitative organisational data and insights. I ensure principles and resources are in place for wellbeing support and update as appropriate. z

Personal impact

Understanding the impact on others of our use of power and influence.

I can articulate my understanding of Salvation Army values and behaviours and try to demonstrate these in my interactions with others. I recognise how power and influence can be misused. 

I demonstrate personal confidence, passion and authority, with humility and grace, role-modelling Salvation Army values and behaviours and promoting inclusivity. I am aware of the risk of manipulating others and imposing myself or my personal views because of my position within The Salvation Army. 

I am a role model for my team, acting ethically and with integrityI handle personal information of others in a professional and transparent mannerI take a stand with senior colleagues when it is the right thing to do despite significant opposition or risk. I am conscious of the need to use power with people rather than over people. 

I ensure that policies, procedures, and practices demonstrate proper treatment of others, both internally and externally, being aware of potential unintended negative impact on others. I take responsibility for decisions and actions, to ensure they are ethical and can be explained. I use power in a mutually transforming manner, to enable the flourishing of individuals and The Salvation Army. 

Lifelong learning

Through welcoming developmental feedback and using reflective practice, contributing to  self-awareness, personal growth and development.

I seek opportunities to learn new things. I engage in discussion about my personal growth, which informs my ongoing development. 

I reflect on my own performance, respond to feedback, and can identify my own learning and developmental needs. I commit to continuous learning and development. 

I model commitment to lifelong learningI actively seek and apply learning from feedback to adapt my own practice to support my development in maturity as a leader and inspire others to do the same. 

I advance The Salvation Army as a strategic learning organisation, developing culture and practiceI ensure continuity of learning and development provision, including accompanied development. 

Adaptability and time management

Managing self, existing and evolving situations.

I apply strategies to manage my workload and can change my plans in response to new situations. I am beginning to put in place appropriate boundaries and can prioritise. 

I effectively manage my workload and circumstances and any associated pressure and can adapt to new and evolving situations. I am aware of what is reasonable and know when to decline requests, create appropriate boundaries, and when to choose sacrificial service. 

I manage multiple workloads and can adapt to new and evolving situations with creativity and innovation.  I influence others to more effectively manage their workloads. 

I work to embed adaptability within The Salvation Army and build a systemic culture of effective time management that promotes the importance of a healthy life balance.