One of the biggest challenges current and future leaders face is to be able to “lead themselves” before going out and attempting to lead others. Being grounded and as clear as possible on your own values, preferences, ways of working and communicating with others and ways of doing things, especially in times of stress and pressure, is a vital first step to becoming an effective leader.
How We Fill It
Consisting of a framework of two principles and six practices and augmented by a process technology called the Critical Moment Dialogue, Personal Leadership (PL) offers participants a chance to assess how they respond to ambiguous situations, decision points and conflict.
Instead of going on “auto pilot,” Personal Leadership provides a step-by-step process for taking charge of your own reactions and becoming aware of your own judgments, emotions and physical sensations, resulting in greater clarity and resolve in determining the best options – especially in situations of conflict and change.
PL is based on ideas and theories from the fields of Intercultural Communication, Leadership Development, Whole-Person-Self-Development, Emotional Intelligence and Positive Psychology and has served as the organizing framework for numerous team-building and community-building initiatives around the world.
The two-day Personal Leadership seminar will provide participants with a solid understanding of the PL principles, practices and process tools. It will also help them develop a personal vision statement they can use as a guideline for being more effective and fulfilled in what they do, and give them an opportunity to apply the methodology in situations of conflict or change at work.
Making a World of Difference: Personal Leadership – A Methodology of Two Principles and Six Practices by Barbara F. Schaetti, Ph.D., Sheila J. Ramsey, Ph.D. & Gordon C. Watanabe, Ed.D., 2008, Flying Kite Publications, Seattle, WA.