Development Opportunity Worksheet

What Actions Should You Stop, Start, and Continue?

An essential component of any leader development program, including those contained within succession planning processes, is to work on skills valuable to the employee and organization. Once you’ve identified a development opportunity to focus on first, our Development Opportunity Worksheet is a helpful exercise for exploring this opportunity in more detail. By taking some time to reflect on your current actions and brainstorming some changes you could make, you will be better able to set goals around the changes you’d like to make and how you plan to achieve them.

Using the Worksheet

As it relates to the opportunity you’ve identified, consider the behaviors you should…

  • Stop: What are you currently doing that isn’t working? How is it negatively impacting your ability to make progress? What does that look like? Under what circumstances do these tendencies get triggered? 
  • Start: What are some things you could do differently? Consider the actions of individuals for which this is a strength. How can you start to make some changes? Can you identify specific situations that could benefit from these changes?
  • Continue: What are you currently doing that is working? How do you know it’s working? Are there opportunities for you do this more? If so, when?
Development Activity


How SIGMA Can Help

At SIGMA, we want to help your company effectively plan for succession. For more information on our Succession Planning solutions, contact us and learn about who we can help your organization develop your next generation of talent.

About the Author

Brittney Anderson, Ph.D.

Senior Consultant & Executive Coach

Brittney is a member of our coaching and consulting team. She brings her expertise in evidence-based practice to provide companies with leadership solutions that meet their needs. Primarily, Brittney helps her clients prepare for their future with succession planning and comprehensive leadership development programs. As an executive coach, she helps leaders hone their skills using a process-based approach to development.