Great leadership is a cultivated art. It begins with self- leadership. Because at the center of leadership is the person who, more than anything else makes the difference. Leadership success or failure begins with how the leader approaches self-leadership. Even someone who does not lead others, basically lead themselves.
There are four different aspects to self-leadership.
- Self-awareness: The ability to acknowledge, understand and be conscious of one’s own strengths, weaknesses, and perspectives
- Self-management: The ability to manage strengths and overcome weaknesses
- Other-awareness: The ability to acknowledge and recognize the strengths, weaknesses, potential and needs of others.
- Other-management: The ability to grow and motivate other people to develop their potential and/or fulfill the organization’s objectives.
Great leaders begin with self-awareness and move to self-management, then proceed to other-awareness culminating in other-management. It is not a linear but an interactive effect among all four factors.
Some leaders are conscious of themselves, their personalities, motivations, and competencies but they cannot manage themselves, especially their emotions and weaknesses. They lack self-control, lose their cool, become unusually critical, behave inappropriately, want to do everything, and are unable to keep their pride in check.
When you truly know yourself, your strengths and weaknesses, you will appreciate others. Daniel Goleman, in his extensive study on leadership derailment, points out, “When I compared star performers with average ones in senior leadership positions, nearly 90 per cent of the difference in their profiles was attributable to emotional intelligence factors rather than cognitive abilities.” Hence, self-leadership is imperative if we want to be great leaders.
One of the key elements of self-understanding is the understanding of our personality type. Do you know your personality type? Do you tend to be organized and make a schedule? Or you tend to flow without strict planning? Are you excited when you are in the middle of others? Or are you more energetic when you are alone? Whatever your personality type, it will affect your life, including in the working environment.
In this two-day program, you will be invited to discover and understand your personality type and personality type of others. By understanding your personality type and the people around you, you will understand how to communicate, how to manage conflict, and motivate others better.
- Group Discussions
- Case Studies
- Role Plays