Let's Get Started: Building Self-Awareness (edX)

Let's Get Started: Building Self-Awareness (edX)
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Let's Get Started: Building Self-Awareness (edX)
Effective leaders know themselves well. They capitalize on their strengths and manage their weaknesses using self-awareness. Learn how self-aware you are and how you can use self-awareness to intentionally develop your management and leadership skills. Great leaders are just ordinary people with the right skills at the right time. To become a great leader, however, you have to know yourself well.

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This means acknowledging and embracing your strengths. It also means understanding and learning to manage your weaknesses. It’s tougher than that sounds. How do you know what your strengths and weaknesses are? What are your core personality attributes? How do you make decisions? What’s your decision-making style? How do you know? How do you know accurately?

This certificate offers an extraordinary opportunity to spend some quality time with yourself to assess your current level of soft skills, clearly define your core self, and build soft skills which are essential to professional, not to mention life, success.

This course is part of the Re-Imagining Leadership Professional Certificate.

Knowing what you can change and what you can’t is invaluable knowledge. Stop investing in trying to change the unchangeable -- your traits -- and learn to work with them. Stop trying to change others’ traits, too. Learn to work with your strengths, build new skills and perfect existing ones. Then do the same for your team. To start, you must have self-awareness.

Within self-awareness are several dimensions essential for effective leadership::

- emotional intelligence

- personal values

- cognitive style, how you think

- orientation to change

- core personality attributes

With the exception of core personality traits which are much less open to change, all other areas of self-awareness are open for development.

Verified learners can access the Power Lab to take self-assessments and receive confidential, benchmarked results. In this course, self-assessments include: core self-evaluation, core personality attributes, self-awareness, and cognitive style, how you make decisions.

From these assessments, verified learners can identify their current strengths and opportunities for growth. You can set goals for your own development with confidence. And, you will learn key practices for how to move from goal to action to strength.

Immediately useful takeaways from this course include enormous self-knowledge of your:

- self-awareness and how to improve it

- core personality attributes and benefits

- thinking styles and how to deploy them

- best practice management skills

- personal SMART goals to develop

- self-awareness

- thinking styles

- management skills

Verified learners who enroll in the Power Lab will have these additional takeaways:

- know current level of self-awareness

- know core personality attributes

- know details of how you make decisions, thinking style

- know current level of management skills

- set SMART goals against benchmarked self-assessments for your personal development

Confidently deploy your current strengths

You’ll learn how self-awareness is the super Power Skill, the foundation of all other skills needed to be an effective leader.. They are the most sought-after skills by recruiters and hiring managers. Power skills are key to becoming a great leader.

Get the Models - Understand what self-awareness is including emotional intelligence, thinking styles, orientation to change, core self-evaluation, personal values. Understand the key skills within management and leadership.

Get Why It Matters - Understand the business case for self-awareness and its components and managerial/leadership skills.

What you'll learn

- why great leaders are self-aware

- what you can change and what you can’t about yourself and others

- what is self-awareness

- value of self-awareness personally and professionally

- what is your level of self-awareness

- how to improve self-awareness to engage in personal development

- what is your current level of management skills

- what is your decision-making style

- what is the best use of your decision-making style

- value of management skills

- set SMART goals for development of management skills

- set SMART goals for use of strengths in management skills

- where to learn the skills needing further development


Week 1: The Key to Making Change: Self-Awareness

Introduction to Module

What is Self-Awareness

Why Does Self-Awareness Matter

Toolkit for Building Self-Awareness

The Big Ideas

Week 2: All about You: Thinking & Changing

Introduction to Module

Thinking Styles

Attitude towards Change

Putting It Together for Best Job Fit

The Big Ideas

Week 3: You as a Manager/Leader: What’s Your Baseline?

Introduction to Module

What are Management/Leadership Skills?

Why Do They Matter?

What’s Your Baseline?

The Big Ideas

Week 4: Setting Goals & Making Plans

Introduction to Module

How & Why to Set Goals

How & Why to Set Plans

Setting Your Goals and Plans

The Big Ideas

Week 5: The Big Ideas & Segue to Let’s Get Personal: Working with Personality Type

Introduction to Module

The Big Ideas from Let’s Get Started: You First

Your Goals & Action Plans: Making It Happen

The Great Tools from Let’s Get Started: You First

The Big Ideas

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