A leadership development plan is a detailed set of actions that will help a person achieve their goal of an advanced leadership role and/or a senior management position. It is used to strategically guide them in their career growth and professional development.

The plan consists of four main steps outlined below:

1. Decide on a career vision by identifying what they to achieve in leadership terms. It must include an honest assessment of leadership competencies and skills.

2. Make a clear timeline in which they want to achieve their leadership goals.

3. Set clear action steps that must be taken to achieve the goal and measure advancement toward them on a daily, weekly and monthly basis.

4. Have regular assessment and evaluation of the plan to keep it relevant and to reflect the changing circumstances of their current role and responsibilities.