Self-leadership definition

Self-leadership definition: Self-leadership is the practice of intentionally influencing your thinking, feeling and behaviors to achieve your objective/s (Bryant & Kazan 2012)

Self-leadership definitionSelf-leaders have a drive for autonomy, can make decisions, are more creative and persist, even in the face of adversity.

Some of the intentional behaviours that characterise Self-leadership are; self-awareness, self-goal setting, self-motivation, positive self-talk, assertive communication and the ability to receive and act on feedback.

Becoming a Self-leader and maintaining Self-leadership is a self-development activity; but organizations that encourage Self-leadership reap the benefit.

Self-leadership benefits

We (Bryant & Kazan) propose that Self-leadership should be the foundation of any organizational development or program. To skip the Self-leadership piece is to leave out a significant part of the puzzle of developing a learning organization.

Self-leadership curriculum

As you can see from the above diagram, a self-leadership definition with associated strategies can support all levels of leadership development.

Self Leadership definition

An expanded definition is:

Self-leadership ishaving a developed sense of who you are, what you can do, where you are going coupled with the ability to influence your communicat ion, emotions and behaviors on the way to getting there.

If you would like to find out how we can help you develop your Self-leadership feel free contact Andrew Bryant or Self Leadership Internaional.

Mastering others is strength. Mastering yourself is true power.” Lao Tzu


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