Self -Awareness as Foundation of Leadership


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Delivered to high school student body officers of Cagayan de Oro on 20 July 2013.

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  • Self -Awareness as Foundation of Leadership

    1. 1. Malcolm Flores Xavier University – Ateneo de Cagayan 20 July 2013
    2. 2. Leadership requires us to be masters of ourselves and servants of others.
    3. 3. 1. The ability to recognize and understand your moods, emotions and drives. 2. The ability to identify your passion, strengths, weaknesses and even delusions. Self-Awareness. n. sɛlf- əwɛrnəs
    4. 4. 1. It is something you ultimately love. 2. “What you are in love with, what seizes your imagination…it will decide what will get you out of bed in the mornings, what you will do with your evenings, how will you spend your weekends, what you read, who you know, what breaks your heart, and what amazes you with joy and gratitude.” - Fr. Pedro Arrupe, SJ Passion. n. pa-shən
    5. 5. BUT HOW?
    6. 6. 1. Appreciating oneself as talented 2. Identifying personal, derailing baggage that prevents the realization of full potential 3. Articulating personally motivating goals and ambitions
    7. 7. 4. Determining what one stands for, what impact one wants to make 5. Developing a worldview that guides interaction with others 6. Acquiring the habit of updating oneself regularly on all the above
    8. 8. Self-Regulation. n. 1. The ability to control or redirect disruptive impulses and moods; the propensity to suspend judgement – to think before acting
    9. 9. Motivation. n. ˌmō-tə-ˌvā-shən 1. A passion to work for reasons that go beyond money or status
    10. 10. Empathy. n. ˈem-pə-thē 1. The ability to understand the emotional makeup of other people
    11. 11. Social skill. n. ˈsō-shəl skil 1. Proficiency in managing relationships & building networks; an ability to find common ground and build rapport
    12. 12. Outside XUThe XU CommunityThe Asulites The Core and Facis MAC SELF FAMILY LOCAL COMMUNITY COUNTRY THE WORLD
    13. 13. Thank you! Go forth and be the best leaders you can be, for yourselves, others and for God! References: Awareness of Self by Ms. Lily Pauline Soriano (2010) Social Psychology (Textbook)