• Leading the Self

Leadership success is mainly determined by developing advanced self-leadership skills, enabling one to better navigate important, complex, and relational situations.

"Self-leadership is the practice of intentionally influencing your thinking, feeling and actions towards your objective/s" (Bryant and Kazan 2012, Self Leadership - How to Become a More Effective, and Efficient Leader from the Inside Out).

Peter Drucker (2010) said that being a self-leader is to serve as chief, captain, or CEO of one's own life.

Self-leadership or personal mastery is the answer to how we develop ourselves to survive and thrive in a Volatile, Uncertain, Complex, and Ambiguous world.

Leading the Self competences

    • Manifesting ethics and integrity
    • Be honest and show a consistent and uncompromising adherence to moral and ethical principles and values
    • Displaying drive and purpose
    • Lead the organization in a decisive way supportive of its core purposes, values, and strengths
    • Demonstrating empathy
    • Emotionally understand what other people are feeling. See things from their point of view and put yourself in their place. The ability to put yourself in another person's position and feel what they must be feeling.
    • Increasing capacity to self-develop
    • Ability to accurately assess your behaviour and seek learning opportunities to improve yourself
    • Showing self-control
    • Demonstrates calmness and control over emotions in adverse situations
    • Raising self-awareness
    • Be able to evaluate yourself objectively and correctly understand how others see you
    • Dealing with uncertainty and developing adaptability
    • A flexible attitude and smooth adaptation to changing circumstances
    • Professing critical thinking
    • Actively and skilfully conceptualise, apply, analyse, summarise and evaluate information gained from or generated by observation, experience, reflection, reasoning or communication to guide belief and action
    • Exhibiting situational awareness
    • Pick up information from the environment, understand what is going on and use that to predict what might happen next

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