Training current and future leaders requires the ability to identify their strengths and weaknesses. If you’re planning a leadership course or charged with nurturing the future leaders in your own organization, put together a strategic plan that will help you chart the right course for their growth and professional development. Your first task should be to supply a leadership skills assessment questionnaire.

This questionnaire will help you evaluate where these future leaders believe they are in the current moment. You can take this self-perception into consideration as you’re working with them. They might see themselves differently, and it’s important to include that self-awareness or lack thereof in any training materials and courses going forward.

Not everyone likes to evaluate themselves. Let them know that this isn’t a test or anything that’s right or wrong. It’s simply a tool to figure out where they are now and where they want to go.