Leading Self

Strong self-awareness, mindfulness, and social fluency serve as a foundation for effective leadership. With a sophisticated understanding of self and the way you relate to others in the workplace, you can take a positive next step in your career to enrich and strengthen the social sector. Developing your professional relationships, interpersonal skills, and ability to communicate effectively is critical to finding success in future leadership positions.

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Personal Values, Strengths, and Culture

Define Personal Culture

Defining culture is a powerful tool for distinguishing an organization and connecting individuals to their work. (You’ll read more about this in Section Two – Leading Others). Individual staff members bring unique experiences, perspectives, and culture to their work, which in turn can drive organizational culture.

Reflect on the importance of understanding your own personal culture and how it can contribute to interactions with others.


Discover Your Own Personal Culture

Institutions, companies, and even cities have unique cultures. Discover your own.

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Cultural Competence in a Multicultural World

Community Toolbox’s piece covers everything from understanding culture and diversity to multicultural collaboration.

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The Depth of the Term Multicultural

This exercise by EdChange offers instructions on how to lead a group to better understand the complexities and depth of the term “multicultural.”

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Become a Life Entrepreneur

Develop a practice for becoming a Life Entrepreneur – someone who integrates his/her career, life, and purpose through entrepreneurial actions.

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