Called to Leadership
A personal perspective: A focus on the Self
Leadership development is first and foremost a journey of self-development. This perspective focuses on our personal experience of leadership, including: our roles and functions, how we relate to our job, our skills and competencies, our preferred leadership styles, our perceptions of others and the world, the emotions we experience, our core values and motivations, our biases and beliefs.... Simply put, it is about growing in self-awareness of who I am and developing as a person called to leadership.
3. THE NATURE OF LEADERSHIP WORK
Most leadership books focus on what leaders should do while they constantly forget to analyse what leaders really do. This section addresses this second point.
5. LEADERSHIP THEORIES
Building awareness of the existing leadership theories will help us recognise various styles in particular situations and allow us to develop our preferred style.
6. LEADERSHIP GIFTS & SKILLS
The qualities of successful leaders have been a central focus in leadership literature. We look into this vast world and analyse our own gifts for leadership.
7. SPIRITUAL LEADERSHIP: IGNATIUS AS A LEADER
We stop in our journey of self reflection to look into a key leadership figure, Saint Ignatius of Loyola. One of the founders and inspirations of the Society of Jesus.
9.UNDERSTANDING THE HUMAN BEING
We cannot understand the leader without first understanding the human person and how he makes sense of him/herself and the world.
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11. EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE
Studies cite a lack of sufficient emotional intelligence amongst leaders to respond to the relational demands of 21st century leadership. What does this mean for us?
12. SOURCE OF VITALITY
This section is to talk about that experience which gives life and how we can live a purposeful life. In the Christian tradition this experience has to do with our own relation to God and Jesus.