Leading With Enlightenment: The Essential Toolkit

Despite the abundance of leadership resources widely available, no two leaders are identical. We have introverts vs. extroverts, creators vs. influencers, visual learners vs. hands-on learners, and the list goes on. A truly effective leader understands not only the foundational principles of leadership but also understands one's own identify and preferences. This cannot be achieved by simply reading a textbook, studying peer-reviewed articles or even attending leadership forums. In order to effectively lead, one must be aware of his or her own emotional intelligence, psychological preferences, conflict resolution style, and more. This enlightenment not only allows the leader to identify and cultivate one's strengths, but also sheds light on one's opportunities for improvement. By equipping ourselves with this essential toolkit, we can tap into our full potential, lead with enlightenment and accelerate growth.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Explain the importance of professional enlightenment for a leader
  • List and describe the fundamental tools for developing professional enlightenment
  • Apply this toolkit to their own professional development