Self Management

Manufacturing leaders' programme

The course summarised on these pages was developed by Alison Cooke from one that she was originally involved with delivering as part of Cambridge University's Manufacturing Leaders' Programme.

In this session, participants consider personality tests then use the 15FQ test, developed by Psytech International, which categorises fifteen personality traits. Course leaders will generate reports after this session in readiness for individual feedback with participants.

After feedback, participants will have the opportunity to develop their own personal development plans (PDP), using a format developed by the Institute of Management.

The PDP can be built from any data previously accumulated, for example:

  • John Adair's three circle model
  • Belbin's team roles (self-report and peer-report)
  • 15FQ personality feedback
  • SHL's directors’ development audit
  • Tranfield's personal development framework