Leader talking to team

Our Head of Training & Development and Short Course facilitator, Greg, has put together a short feedback exercise that you can try to see how effectively you are displaying some recognised behavioural leadership competencies. Over to Greg…

All too often we see great leaders as those who have risen to fame and achieved unprecedented success. Whereas, in fact, we can be great leaders too, by focusing on our own leadership qualities and developing a strong personal leadership approach to our lives.

In order to develop strong personal leadership behaviours, where better to start than at home. Get some feedback from your partner/family members as to how effectively you are displaying these recognised behavioural leadership competencies:

  • Seeing things from another’s perspective
  • Ability to operate effectively in a variety of social situations
  • Active listening
  • Control your emotions and emotional outbursts
  • Ask for others’ opinions and consider them as you choose a course of action
  • Help conflicting parties to collaborate
  • We often learn more from our mistakes than from our successes.

Authentic personal leadership is the bedrock of “being” a leader and not just “doing” leadership when we feel it is necessary for the success of our careers. If you can succeed with these competencies when interacting with your nearest and dearest, you will be developing a very strong personal leadership approach to your life.

If you’re looking to explore practical ways to develop your personal leadership, take a look at our ROAD acronym in one of our latest blog posts, Which ROAD to take?