What makes a good leader? What are the essential qualities a good leader should embody, and how can you learn to be a better leader? These questions are likely to be discussion points in any good leadership-training programme. However, to really understand the essential qualities of leadership and how you can become a better leader, you need to do more than talk about it. You have to start at the very beginning, with yourself.
Self-awareness and the ability to reflect on our own behaviour and on the behaviour of those around us has become even more relevant in these turbulent and unpredictable times. Authentic leadership is needed now more than ever at a time where trust is being eroded across the social, political, and economic spectrum of society.
“Know thyself” is the starting point of Peter Berends’s and Jeroen Duijsens’s Leadership in Practice training. This core module forms part of the Executive MBA track of the MaastrichtMBA, Organisations in Times of Change. Peter, a coach and trainer in the fields of Management and Leadership for more than twenty years first introduces the theoretical ideas around authentic leadership before moving into the practice.
“The dominant way of working during the skills training is reflection, experiencing and experimenting. Doing is important – we try to avoid talking ´about´ authentic leadership. Our main objective is supporting you in discovering your uniqueness.”