Developing future leaders
Originally posted on cppblogcentral.com by CPP Connect.
Mike A., a Sr. OD Consultant at a Fortune 10 company, shares his perspective on attending the CPI® 260 Certification course and why he wanted to add the CPI 260 instrument to his development toolkit.
“In my world, I coach people who are high potentials. Individual contributors who’ve been seen by executives as future leaders – they can be first line managers, directors, etc. One thing about the CPI 260 is you can get the same kind of data [that you’d get from 360 feedback] without having to go out and ask folks who you work with on an everyday basis.
It’s amazing how this instrument is set up, and that’s why I wanted to go to this certification program to learn more about it and see how I can use it more.
My objective going in was to see how this instrument could be a part of a battery of tools I use in my company.
One of the valuable [parts] of being in certification was to be with people that were different, but with the same passion that I have for development and using assessments as a way to develop. Being able to be in a room with a lot of other professionals where we were able to learn from each other, look at data and interpret it differently and be able to understand why we were looking at it differently and what filters we were putting on it – that was a lot of fun.
I love assessments. They’re a great way to be able to learn more about yourself and then use that information to be able to grow, and become a more productive and effective individual. The challenge is that you don’t want to use just one assessment, and one of the things I like about the CPI 260 is we can use it to close out a battery of assessments and say, “You know what, we’re on track. We’re growing, we’re improving. We’re doing this differently.” This is great information to be able to put together a plan for them to move forward and grow.
Helping people and supporting people who want to grow, who want to make a difference in the world, and knowing that I play a tiny role in that makes it all worthwhile.”
To learn more about how the CPI 260 certification course can help you with your development plans for leaders and high-potential employees, click here.