Leadership Essentials

Development Process

Your HRD Team

Amanda Areces

Facilitator/Growth Coach


Questions on logistics, assessments, invitations, communications


Slide Decks and Recordings

  • Program Kickoff Overview and Prepare for Pre-Assessment:
  • Slide Deck and Zoom Recording (Recording passcode is: 3wR1cQ*Y)
  • Developing Your Leadership Mindset & Assessment Review:
  • Slide Deck and Zoom Recording (Recording passcode is: pg.P#2wL)
  • Know and Grow Your Team:
  • Slide Deck and Zoom Recording (Recording passcode is: qS=fM8F%)
  • Communication in Leadership:
  • Slide Deck and Zoom Recording (Recording passcode is: V8%L%@Lu)

Action Items

Pre-Work for Developing Your Leadership Mindset & Assessment Review Workshop

April 9

  • Complete your DiSC Assessment (information below).
  • Review your DiSC Assessment report (pages 1-6).
  • Complete your Pre-Competency Assessment (information below).
  • Meet with your accountability partner. Discuss the following:
  • What do you want to gain from this development process? Name at least one SPECIFIC outcome.
  • What ground rules should we set?

DiSC and Pre-Competency Assessment Steps

DiSC Management Assessment

The DiSC Management Assessment provides valuable insight into who you are and how you lead. You will use the assessment report throughout the program. There is a sample DiSC email (*below) so you know what to expect. It will come from HRD Leadership <hrdleadership@wiley-epic.com>.

The assessment takes less than 20 minutes to complete. You will need to complete your assessment by April 4 and you will have immediate access to your results upon completion. Once completed, please review your DiSC Assessment report (pages 1-6).

Click Here for a Sample DiSC Email

*Sample DiSC email:

From: HRD Leadership <hrdleadership@wiley-epic.com>

Sent: Wednesday, November 23, 2023 9:50 AM

To: annies@hrdleadership.com

Subject: HRD Leadership has registered you for: Everything DiSC Management Profile

Everything DiSC Management Profile

This email will help you get set up to take the Everything DiSC Management Profile assessment.

First, you’ll be asked to create an account with an email and password or sign into your existing account. Then, you’ll proceed to the assessment. To get started, click the following link:

Take my assessment

If you have trouble using the link above, go to https://www.wiley-epic.com and enter the Access Code shown here:


Please note:

1. This is your personal Access Code. Do not share it or this e-mail with others.

2. Once you create your account credentials (email and password), you will use them to access any future Report(s) associated with your account.

Pre-Competency Assessment

This pre-competency assessment will establish a baseline for your confidence and competence-level on a variety of

leadership competencies. The pre-assessment takes less than 10 minutes to complete. Please complete by April 4.

Pre-Work for Know and Grow Your Team Workshop

May 16

  • Read Intro-pg. 21 of The Power in the Pivot
  • Meet with your Accountability Partner. Discuss the following questions:
  • Name at least TWO takeaways or “a-ha” moments from Above the Line, Below the Line.
  • Identify how you’d like to apply what you learned about yourself (or others) through the DiSC Assessment.

Pre-Work for Communication in Leadership Workshop

June 13

  • Meet with your accountability partner to discuss the following questions regarding your Action Plan for Success (p. 9 of handouts):
  • What actions are you planning to adapt communication to someone else’s DiSC style?
  • What obstacles are you planning ahead for?
  • What outcomes do you anticipate?
  • Work on your Leadership Mission (p.3 of the handouts).

Pre-Work for Giving & Receiving Feedback Workshop

July 16

  • Practice using your new brain-based tools: Analogies, Questions, and Enriched Environments. Be prepared to share at least 2 examples next time of how you have done so.
  • Meet with your accountability partner to discuss your plans or debrief how it went.

Pre-Work for Leading Change Workshop

August 8


Pre-Work for Leading through Conflict Workshop

September 5


Pre-Work for Post-Assessment Review and Celebration Workshop

October 3


Next Steps


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