Leadership Compass Activity

The leadership compass is model designed based on the medicine wheel, or sacred hoop, in Native American culture. In this quick personal assessment you will examine your tendencies and preferences to determine your natural approach to leadership. 

Based on our natural leadership styles, each of us will have preferences in how we like to work, what unique skills we can bring to teams, and challenges that come with our preferences that are helpful to be aware of. It is important to remember that everyone can act in ways that align with each quadrant, but this will give us information about what our natural inclination is.  As you read through the information about your leadership style, what resonates with you?

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Create a personal development plan

In addition to understanding yourself as a leader and as an individual, it is important to consider how you can practice lifelong learning as a tool to expand your knowledge and support your continued growth. In order to do this successfully, you must be able to identify personal growth areas, find resources that can support your growth goals, and have the discipline to follow through on completing engaging with the growth opportunities you identify. Through this activity, you will be guided through each step of the process in order to create your own personal development plan. 

Create a development plan

Cultural intelligence: the competitive edge for leaders

Apply the ideas explored in this video by taking time to examine your own core and flex, using this worksheet.

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ARTICLE: Top 11 benefits of self-awareness according to science

From increased self-esteem to improved relationships with others, learn about the many benefits that come from becoming self-aware!

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PODCAST: Bias in scientific research

Self development also includes recognizing and challenging our own biases. In this episode of Free Thoughts the idea of objectivity in science is discussed, specifically in the context of climate science.

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