skip to content


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

  • Seeking feedback from others and motivating yourself to improve your own leadership
  • Being resilient and finding ways through challenging situations
  • Taking positive risks, supported by your organisation
  • Challenging discriminatory or oppressive practice.

Self-leadership Resources


  • Rania Hamad: criminal justice social worker
    Rania Hamad, a criminal justice social worker from Edinburgh City Council tells us about her leadership journey and how it has shaped her professional development as a practitioner.

    View transcript

Examples from Practice

What Others Say

Loading video, please wait...

Lisa’s childminding service

"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."

Blanchard, K (2006) Self Leadership and the One Minute Manager, London, Harper Collins

Leadership Capability Indicators
learning log
Additional SSKS Resources
choose another capability