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Understanding and developing self

These resources contain some self-assessment tools. These are provided as reflective tools to increase your self-awareness. They are not recommended for any other use. For work with your team, please ask for assistance from Organisation Development.

Any journey to build leadership capability begins with building an awareness of who we are and how we impact those around us.

Johari Window 

The Johari Window is a model that explains how building rapport and trust with others can create opportunities to learn important things about yourself, resulting in growth as an individual and leader. Find out more about the Johari Window.

You alone are responsible for achieving the priorities you set for your life. These tools and resources will help you to take control and ensure you reach your goals.

Resources

Lynda Courses

Time management fundamentals (2h 51m)

Get time management strategies to stay organised, keep a clear mind, and be more productive – in work and life.

  • Laying the productivity groundwork
  • Obstacle to productivity
  • Productivity principle 1: Space
  • Productivity principle 2: Mind
  • Productivity principle 3: Time
  • Equipping yourself for action
  • Gathering to the inbox
  • Understanding processing
  • Processing email
  • Your time budgeter

Achieving your goals (25m)

Set yourself up for success by learning to set realistic goals that can be broken into meaningful action steps.

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Further Learning

  • Covey, S.R. (2004). The 7 habits of highly effective people. London: Simon & Schuster UK Ltd.
  • Live Life Longer Portal

In a changing business world punctuated by volatility, uncertainty, complexity and ambiguity, leaders need to learn strategies to build resilience.

Resilience is the ability to cope with unexpected changes and challenges in your life. It's not always possible to prevent stressful or adverse situations, but you can strengthen your capacity to deal with these challenges. Find out more about Resilience.

Resources

Lynda Courses

Building resilience (41m)

Learn how to bounce back from difficult situations by building your “resiliency threshold” with ten training techniques.

  • What is resilience
  • Training for resilience: pre-event
  • Training for resilience: post-event

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Further learning

  • Seligman, M. (2006). Learned Optimism. USA: Random House
  • Several mindfulness apps are available on the web. Some are reviewed on this blog

Conflict is a part of relationship. Due to our differences we will have different opinions and needs. Although conflict can have a negative impact on a team if not resolved positively, it can also result in a climate which promotes idea generation and effective decision making. Knowing how to manage conflict to bring about positive outcomes for all parties is fundamental to leading with an organisation.

Resources

Lynda Courses

Conflict resolution (49m)
Discover how to improve your relationships with your co-workers, clients, reports, and supervisors and find your way through conflict back to cooperation.

  • The anatomy of conflict
  • Resolution roadmap: The six steps
  • Roadblocks to resolutions

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Further learning and references

Fisher, R, & Ury, W. (2012). Getting to yes – negotiating an agreement without giving in (3rd Edition). London: Random House

Every individual is unique and this can cause difficulty in the way we relate to each other. Beliefs and values, personality and other cultural factors can cause barriers and conflict, however they can also be the source of rich ideas and productive teams. It is necessary to understand your own unique preferences, strengths, weaknesses and biases. This section offers resources to help you reflect on yourself and how this may impact your relationships.

Resources

Lynda Courses

Discovering your strengths (56m)

Uncover your strengths and talents and build a plan to apply them professionally

  • Responsibilities
  • Self-improvement

Transitioning from manager to leader (1h)

Learn how to shift your mindset from manager to leader. Enhance your personal growth by increasing your self-awareness and emotional intelligence, expanding your strategic scope, and identifying and cultivating top talent.

  • Enhance your personal growth
  • Expand your perspective
  • Commit to people and relationships

Leadership blind spots (41m)

Accelerate your leadership potential and career success by identifying the hidden roadblocks that are holding you back

  • Understanding blind spots
  • Identifying and managing blind spots
  • Exploring leadership blind spots
  • Taking action

Developing your emotional intelligence (1h 10m)

Learn how to enhance your personal performance and build effective relationships at work by developing emotional intelligence.

  • Understanding emotional intelligence
  • Being self-aware
  • Managing yourself
  • Social awareness
  • Managing relationships

Leading with emotional intelligence (1h 46m) (I)

Increase your emotional intelligence at work so you’re better equipped to lead teams, work with peers, and manage up.

  • Understanding emotional intelligence
  • Developing self-awareness
  • Developing self-regulation
  • Building awareness of others
  • Building relationships

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