Self-Leadership is the foundational ability that enables you to effectively express all of your other knowledge, skills, strengths, and passions.
The SOAR Self-Leadership Model provides a practical roadmap for demonstrating self-awareness, emotional intelligence, mindfulness, and agility when engaging your most important and complex situations that require strong relationships for success.
- I can easily articulate my core purpose and goals.
- I can describe the environment that brings out my Best Self.
- I can describe the environment that brings out my Worst Self.
- I understand my strengths and how to best apply them.
- I understand my weaknesses and how they get in the way of achieving my goals.
- I consider my personal values when making important decisions.
- I prioritize self-care to address my most basic needs
- I am aware of how my perception biases can distort how I see situations.
- I actively try to understand diverse worldviews.
- I try to understand others’ unique situations before making judgments.
- I know what triggers my negative emotions.
- I recognize how my negative feelings affect my behaviors.
- I regularly use breathing to calm my emotions.
- I am aware of my emotions and can accurately describe my feelings.
- I stay true to my Best Self when engaging with my most challenging situations.
During my most difficult conversations:
- I am always clear about my best intentions (Results and Relationships) for the conversation.
- I work to create shared clarity and alignment on the core issue.
- I am skilled at managing others’ defensive reactions.
- I lead with open-ended questions to understand others’ perspectives.
- I take time to ask follow-up questions.
- I come prepared to share my perspectives on the issue.
- I know when to transition to questions that generate solutions.
- I work to develop clear agreements for shared action.
- I know how to reflect to effectively learn from my experiences.
- I build in time for reflection as part of my regular routine.
- I actively seek feedback for continuous learning.
- I actively set development goals for ongoing improvement.
- I share my goals with people who will support my progress.
- I regularly practice new skills to continually develop.
- I create clear plans for overcoming recurring challenges.