ICOT2013 - David Koutsoukis: The 7 Selfs of Self Leadership
Interpersonal Thinking: The Seven Selfs of Self Leadership
This workshop was a great way to start the comference. it refocussed me on what is important to me and recognise areas I have negletic.
David is from Australia and Greek, he uses Greece and Greek mythology to illustrate and add impact to his presentation; it was refreshing and interesting. He asked us to think about those people who have had an impact on our lives professionally or in our personal life, then asked us if they had a zest for life which he calls 'Kefi'.
Find your Kefi (zest for life)
Like waves of the ocean, life is a journey of ups and downs, successes and setbacks and so long as you find the patterns and learn from them you will keep making progerss. Ride the wave!
Awareness is first step,
Intelligent leadership is the ability to inspire We need as individuals a sense of purpose and emotional support to help us through the waves. In order to do this we have3 decisions to make:
You need to make the decision - decide to act, commit to a journey of self discovery.
Take responsibility - have an internal locus of control - I control my destiny
Give thanks-have an attitude of gratitude family home etc
The Seven Selfs of Self Leadership
The land of self awareness - know they self - "An unexplained life is not worth living" - Socrates
Values and beliefs, strengths, talents and passions and emotions that drive us
write down your top ten true values, patterns in my life that I am aware of.
Equanimity -maintain evenness of mind
2. Land of personal growth - grow thyself -
self reflection take time to self reflect for improvement
growth how can i grow personally
learning how i learn and remember info best
3. The land of energy - energize yourself
energy - i create and sustain my physical energy through diet and exercise and rest
equanimity - sustain mental energy through positive thought self control and calmness - find an anchor
purpose - i generate passion and enthusiasm by connecting with a higher purpose
4. The land of self discipline - control thyself
moderation - avoid excessive behaviour and can resist temptation
will power -
judgement - making good choices not emotional
5. The land of relationships - connect thyself accumulate positive encounters
connection- maintain social and emotional connections and significant others
mentee - identify mentors, role models and learning hero's
association - associate and network who are aligned with my values and goals
6. The land of goals - perceive thyself
7. Believe in thyself the land of positive thinking
Whilst some of this is not new it is worth the time to refocus and examine these aspects, for further information and for interesting resources visit his website Acropolis Leadership