- How to be Self-Aware
This section will act as an introduction to self-awareness - what it means, and how to apply it to yourself in a personal or professional context.
Personality and aptitude tests (psychometrics) are helpful for managing people and for understanding yourself. You should also consider using personality and aptitude tests if you are recruiting or developing people.
Each of us is motivated by needs. Our most basic needs are inborn, having evolved over tens of thousands of years. Abraham Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs helps to explain how these needs motivate us all. Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs states that we must satisfy each need in turn, starting with the first, which deals with the most obvious needs for survival itself. Only when the lower order needs of physical and emotional well-being are satisfied are we concerned with the higher order needs of influence and personal development.
Richard Barrett's Seven Levels of Leadership Consciousness serve as a framework for individual needs and development, allowing leaders to isolate their needs, shed their fears and restrictions, and become a true visionary.
The hard questions for an authentic life - sample questions and book summary
- Impact on Others
This section will focus on the impact of your actions and decisions on others and their emotions - whether in the workplace or outside.
- Emotional Intelligence
This section will discuss emotional intelligence - the various theories and how to apply them to improve your self-awareness.
Theories of emotional and social intelligence, as outlined by Mayer et al., Goleman and Bar-On and their implications for leadership and management.
- Learning and Behaviour Styles
This section will focus on the various learning and behaviour styles that different individuals exhibit.
There is not just one path to success. The BOSI Quadrant, described by entrepreneur and mentor Joe Abrahams, is a system for identifying the different personality styles of aspiring businesspeople. He suggests that people are a combination of one or two of the different DNA types, and all have widely varying approaches to entrepreneurship and life.
- Reflect on Own Working Style
This section will discuss the topic of reflective practice - examining your own working style and how to improve performance and learning accordingly.
Reflective Practice is an invaluable tool for assessing our own thoughts and actions to develop a greater understanding of the effectiveness of our choices. EDGE-IT is a model, developed by Cathy Lasher in 2015, which can facilitate the process of self-improvement and personal development through reflective practice.
- Personal Brand Management