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how to be your own leadership development coach

https://www.fastcompany.com/3063476/work-smart/how-to-be-your-own-leadership-development-coach

I came across this Fast Company post this week and thought it reflected a lot of the mentoring support that I provide to school leaders.

I often find that people in leadership positions haven't stopped to ask themselves what type of leader they are and what type of leader they want to be. Is this because we avoid stepping up to leadership roles in Aotearoa? (tall poppy) or is it because we just don't prioritise the time to reflect on this? Or perhaps we don't think it is important to think about the theories and beliefs that underpin our leadership style/practice? Or maybe we are reluctant to acknowledge that in order to be leaders, we must lead in some way? 

What do you think? Is reflecting on yourself as a leader important? Why? Why not?

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