Top Three Personal Growth Apps for Leaders

The Leadership Challenge: Developed by the authors Jim Kouzes and Barry Posner and based on their best-selling book of the same name, this app gives you tangible actions to grow your leadership according to five leadership practices: Model the Way, Inspire a Shared Vision, Challenge the Process, Enable Others to Act, Encourage the Heart. Excellent app if you want to grow as a leader.

This app is for leaders of all levels of experience, and it includes practical features that you will find useful on a daily basis including:

• Helpful “Take Action” activities that you can easily integrate into your calendar, creating reminders, meetings, etc.  These are the things you need to do to make The Five Practices of Exemplary Leadership an ongoing and natural part of your behavioral and attitudinal repertoire.

• A personalized “My Action Plan” showing you what activities you have scheduled and completed.

• The ability to share activities via email and a link to the app via social media.

• Information on The Leadership Challenge model including The Five Practices of Exemplary Leadership and The Ten Commitments.

Igniter: Want to better understand who you are? Igniter, from Luck Companies, takes you through an automated process of identifying your core personal values. Building awareness is a critical practice for leaders. Understanding your personality exercise is our first exercise to ignite your potential. After that, Igniter will take you through 4 more steps of discovery:

  1. Discover your core value
  2. Identify your story
  3. Define your goals
  4. Develop your vision

Day One: Keep track of what's important to you. Capture ideas. Record memories. Day One is a journaling app to help you develop a routine of reflection. The best leaders take time to reflect. Journaling helps clear your mind, make sense of difficult and stressful life situations, and it gives you a place to review and/or discover any unhealthy thought patterns you may have.

Based on dozens of various studies and reports conducted over the past 20 years, the online journaling and expressive writing website, My Therapy Journal, states that journaling “provides significant benefits to not only one’s psychological well being, but also one’s physical health and physiological functioning. Several researchers, for example, have shown that people who journal report having significantly less distress, feel less depressed, and have an overall better mood. Additionally, individuals also report that journaling changes the way they behave towards and around other people. Other studies have found that people who journal for extended periods of time (months) also report an increase in emotional well-being, a better day-to-day mood, and fewer symptoms of depression.”