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Self leadership

  1. 1. SELF LEADERSHIP thelivingroom.jimdo.com The Living Room ©
  2. 2. What is self leadership? Are you a self leader? Really? How do you know? What makes a self leader? Is self leadership possible or uthopian? Nowadays it’s easy finding models of leadership. Business schools talk about leadership throughout courses and masteries. Internet is full of lapidaries quotes about leadership. So is the social media, (FB, twitter). When we think about leaders, we think about the great people in the past. People that were considered leaders in their time and today in a certain way. In every area of life (Politics, Economics, Religion, etc): Mother Therese of Calicut, Mahatma Gandhi, Martin Luther King, Jane of Arc, Marie Curie, Wiston Churchill, Nelson Mandela, William Wallace, Abraham Lincoln, Jesus Christ, etc. They have some characteristics in common, very useful in their times. But the main one is that everyone was a self leader. Self leadership: A developed sense of who you are, what you can do, where you are going, with the ability to influence your communication, emotions and behaviors on the way to getting there. Today, who are self leaders? In the following points, We are going to learn about what makes a self leader. Here some examples of alive self leaders. All of them are Spanish o Latinoamerican people: Latin-minded self leaders. thelivingroom.jimdo.com The Living Room ©
  3. 3. RAFA NADAL “I always work with a goal, and the goal is to improve as a player and a person”. VISION thelivingroom.jimdo.com The Living Room ©
  4. 4. VISION Self leaders have a vision of what they should be. And it’s an empowering vision, with clarity of goals. They set goals for their life; not just for their job. Self leaders choose empowering beliefs, imagine success, develop positive self talk and mental scripts. RAFA NADAL Spanish professional tennis player and the current world number one. He is considered one of the greatest players of all time. thelivingroom.jimdo.com The Living Room ©
  5. 5. BOSCO GUTIÉRREZ CORTINA “Every day during my kidnapping I ran an hour and a half and did abdominal exercises. But the most important muscle is will”. SELF COMMITMENT thelivingroom.jimdo.com The Living Room ©
  6. 6. SELF COMMITMENT Self leaders take responsibility, do what is necessary to do and this need self discipline. Self leaders are responsible for their lives and show this autorresponsability in their actions. They are self conscious. A fundamental element is self control. Maintaining a discipline demands a controlled lifestyle. BOSCO GUTIÉRREZ CORTINA Mexican architect who was kidnapped for ninth months in a tiny cell. He developed a self discipline during his kidnapping and achieved escaping. He did what was under his control and he designed a regime of prayer and exercise. thelivingroom.jimdo.com The Living Room ©
  7. 7. IRENE VILLA “Look ahead, be brave and give never up”. SELF ESTEEM & KNOWLEDGE thelivingroom.jimdo.com The Living Room ©
  8. 8. SELF ESTEEM & KNOWLEDGE Self leaders esteem themselves over all their defects and virtues; they have the ability to forgive their mistakes and rightly value their qualities. Self leaders possess an accurate sense of one’s abilities and achievements. Also they have a healthy sense of humour, and can laugh at themselves. Self leaders know themselves, their values, skills, strengths and weaknesses and they work to improve themselves. They use behavioral strategies: selfcorrection, self-observation, self-goal setting, self-reward, cuesmanagement. They are lifelong learners, surrounded themselves with mentors and people that are smarter than them. IRENE VILLA Spanish author, psycologist and journalist who lose both legs and several fingers in an ETA terrorist attack in Madrid at the age of 12 . She has since become a paralimpic skier. thelivingroom.jimdo.com The Living Room ©
  9. 9. JAUME SANLLORENTE “There are places in life that seep into your soul, becoming forever a part of it”. INTEGRITY thelivingroom.jimdo.com The Living Room ©
  10. 10. INTEGRITY Self leaders live their vision because of their values. And they are congruent, live their values with integrity. Having integrity: acting consistently with personal values, beliefs and attitudes. All this means to tell the truth, be ethical, do the right thing. They have consciousness of self and develope a continual self-reflection and an experiential learning. Self leaders have high moral character, they know what is right and wrong, and act accordingly. JAUME SAN LLORENTE Spanish journalist and public relations. He went on holidays to India for the first time in 2003 and he was shoked by the poverty there, particularly by the small children on the streets of Bombay, where kidnappings and child exploitation were frequent. He gave up his job and life in Barcelone, to help and create the Spanish non governmental organization "Bombay smiles". thelivingroom.jimdo.com The Living Room ©
  11. 11. NANDO PARRADO & ROBERTO CANESSA “It was impossible and we did it.” COURAGE thelivingroom.jimdo.com The Living Room ©
  12. 12. COURAGE Self leaders don’t stop in the risks and emprend ways to reach their goals, even dangerous ones. Self leaders adapt the changes, search for future solutions and see obstacles as opportunities. They wonder: “why?”, and “why not?”. They are insatiably curious, and question everything and possess energy, tenacity, and enthusiasm. Self leaders take initiative and are brave and fearless to fall down and get up. NANDO PARRADO / ROBERTO CANESSA Two of the sixteen Uruguayan survivors of Uruguayan Air Force Flight 571, which crashed in the Andes mountains on October 13, 1972. After spending two months trapped in the mountains with the other crash survivors and where they had to eat fresh human meat, both of them climbed through the Andes mountains over a 10 day period to find help. Finally they were found and all the group saved. thelivingroom.jimdo.com The Living Room ©
  13. 13. POPE FRANCIS “Money has to serve, not to rule”. EXEMPLARITY thelivingroom.jimdo.com The Living Room ©
  14. 14. EXEMPLARITY Self leaders give a good example that gets people to follow them. An exemplary self leader doesn’t manage people, nor manipulate them, nor master them. People follow a good self leader because of his conduct. Self leaders know to communicate and transmit their passion for their vision, their mission and their strategy. They communicate their lifestyle without fear nor shame. POPE FRANCIS Born Jorge Mario Bergoglio he is the 266th and current pope of the Catholic Church. Francis is the first Jesuit pope, the first pope from the Americas and the first from the Southern hemisphere. He has been noted for his humility, his concern for the poor, and his commitment to dialogue. He has chosen to live in the Domus Sanctae Marthae guesthouse rather than the papal apartaments formerly used by his predecessors and he is known for favoring simpler vestments void of ornamentation. For example, his shoes. thelivingroom.jimdo.com The Living Room ©
  15. 15. TONI NADAL “I am happy when Rafael plays good tennis, but I take more pleasure when people say Rafael is a very good person”. EMPOWERMENT thelivingroom.jimdo.com The Living Room ©
  16. 16. EMPOWERMENT Self leaders help people to develop leadership and self leadership. They see the capabilities of others, empowering them, coaching them to be their best. TONI NADAL Spanish tennis coach. Nadal is the uncle and coach of tennis player Rafa Nadal. Toni trained Rafael on poor courts with bad tennis balls to teach him that triumph doesn’t depend on the quality of materials but that is a subject about attitude, discipline and perspective. thelivingroom.jimdo.com The Living Room ©
  17. 17. YOURSELF! The most important person to lead is yourself BE YOUR BEST thelivingroom.jimdo.com The Living Room ©
  18. 18. CONCLUSION Self leadership is an inside job. Being your best, not being the best. No man can sincerely try to help another without helping himself. You can’t lead unless you can yourself. And the most important person to lead is yourself. thelivingroom.jimdo.com The Living Room ©

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