The personal audit is a tool used in change and project management (and such) to help team members and sponsors judge their strengths and weaknesses with respect to change leadership. It illustrates some skills from the full range necessary to introduce change into an organization.
This exercise is great to do at the beginning of the project, where it can help team members begin to understand some of the human issues applicable to all projects. As one mentor once told me – If this exercise strikes team members as inapplicable, then they really need to do it.
|Domain||What I do Well||What I Need to Work On|
|Manage Attention: To what extent do I manage my time, energy, passion, focus and agenda?|
|Adopt change roles? How much attention do I pay to matters like: Creating a need, Shaping a vision, Mobilizing commitment, Monitoring progress, Finishing the job, Anchoring the change)|
|Technical competence: To what extent to I demonstrate competence in technical abilities?|
|Interpersonal competence: how skilled am I at interacting with others?|
|Vision: How well can I articulate the desired outcome of the project and the benefits to others?|
|Teamwork: How often do I recognize good work done by teammates?|
|Diplomacy: How closely am I working with all the groups affected by this project?|
|Conflict management: Can I deal with disagreement without avoiding it or blowing up?|
|Summary: Overall strengths and weaknesses|