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As a manager, your leadership will have an impact on the vision and ethos of the organisation, on staff, and on the quality of the experience of people who use your service.

Self-leadership is about recognising your own leadership skills and abilities, and taking responsibility for using and developing these. Self-leadership involves:

  • Critically reflecting on your own leadership
  • Using feedback and evidence to continually enhance your own leadership capability
  • Being resilient and focusing on outcomes
  • Challenging discrimination and oppression.

Self-leadership Resources

Examples from Practice

What Others Say

Learning from the Chief Social Work Officer qualification

"Leadership is not the private reserve of a few charismatic men and women.  It is a process ordinary people use when they are bringing forth the best from themselves and others."

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Leadership Capability Indicators
Continuous Learning Framework (CLF)
Standards for Childhood Practice
learning log
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