Leadership Self-Assessment:

Influences and Biases


Leaders and potential leaders,

Do you want to deepen your understanding of your leadership?
Could you benefit from enhancing or sharpening your leadership skills?
What’s next for your leadership?
If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, the next CLDP session is intended for men like you.

Leadership Self-Assessment: Influences and Biases
Thursday, July 8th
7:00 to 9:00 pm ET / 4:00 to 6:00 pm PT 
Class held via Zoom call (call-in details below)
Let us know you plan to attend by contacting Tom Caruso ( ).

We have all been exposed to good and bad “leaders” since we were very young. Over the past 10+ years, leadership references are everywhere, and leadership development and training have become a $1 billion/year industry. This session provides an opportunity to examine your own leadership, and your leadership influences and biases, skills, and growth areas.

During this 2-hour interactive, experiential session, you will:

  • Explore beliefs and biases affecting your leadership
  • Identify your leadership role models and how they influence your leadership and followership
  • Learn a tool to assess your leadership skills and identify your strengths and weaknesses


  1. Notice leadership in action in different situations, by you or someone else.
  2. Bring at least one example of successful leadership and one example of failed leadership, by you or others, in any situation or context or at any scale.
  3. Spend 5 to 10 minutes considering the following two questions, one at a time, in a peaceful space, with no distractions.  After you are finished reflecting on each question write some notes about what came up (your responses to these questions are only for you):

        (a) How do you see yourself as a leader?
        (b) What’s your definition of leadership?

Robert Fisher is a keen student and observer of leadership. He has coached leaders and leadership teams for decades in the private and public sectors, often in high conflict or organizational development situations. He also taught leadership and conflict resolution at the School of Conflict Analysis and Resolution, George Mason University, to graduate and certificate program students.

Join us for these informative and educational sessions on a monthly basis.

The CLDP Core Team:

Tom Caruso

Cal Simone




Let us know you plan to attend.  Contact Tom Caruso ( )

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About the Community Leadership Development Program:


We are pleased to announce our third year of the Community Leadership Development Program (CLDP) – formerly the Community Leadership Training Program (CLTP).  We will continue to have our sessions on the second Thursday of each month, 7 to 9 PM ET., from September 2020 through July 2021.  You can find a summary of this year’s schedule below.  In this (CLDP) Syllabus for the 2020-2021 Season link, you can also find descriptions of each session.
While a few of our offerings will again be from Core Team members, this year we also have an assortment of other trainers leading sessions.  As in our first two years, these two-hour sessions will include opportunities for you to participate in conversations and exercises on each topic.  There is no fee or registration, we simply ask for donations if you find these sessions useful.  You will receive notification and instructions for each session at least one week before the scheduled session.
We hope you will join us for these regular sessions. Please let us know if you have any questions by emailing Tom Caruso ( 
CLDP Core Team
    Tom Caruso
    Cal Simone


Since October 2018, in monthly, two-hour sessions,  we have covered the following topics, and links to previously recorded sessions are available below:  

  1. The Community Leadership Development
  2. Program: An Introduction
  3. A Demonstration of How Zoom Breakouts Can be Used
  4. How to Do a Brainstorming Session
  5. Building Consensus Around a Vision Statement
  6. Building and Engaging Work Teams
  7. Leading with Vulnerability
  8. The Use of Boundaries in Leadership
  9. Holacracy as a Leadership Style
  10. Purpose, Vision & Mission
  11. Being Accountable
  12. Power and Leadership
  13. Two Leadership Practicums
  14. The Shadow of Leadership
  15. Managing Energy (while Leading)
  16. Managing Conflict 
  17. Challenge of Leadership  (+ Session Handout)

CLDP calls are meant to create a community of confident leaders within MKP-USA and other communities.

To meet this objective, the CLDP will: 

  • Provides leadership skills to support men ready to step into leadership roles.
  • Targets men in MKP who are interested in community leadership.
  • Meets monthly to present participants with leadership techniques.
  • Allows volunteers with leadership skills to design and deliver monthly presentations.
  • Develops additional presentations as requested by monthly participants,
  • Invites participants to support CLDP calls based on the benefits received.
For more information about the CLDP, see the Community of Leadership Program Description or watch this video:  The Community Leadership Development Program: An Introduction

 We invite you to commit to our monthly CLDP Zoom calls and support the growing of healthy communities in MKP-USA. In addition, a contribution of any amount greatly supports the CLDP.  You can support the program by making a general donation to the MidAtlantic MKP USA Area at:


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