Self-awareness and effective leadership

To lead others, you must first know yourself.
Course description

Self-awareness is having a strong sense of self, and knowing what your strengths and weaknesses are. This core* course promotes greater self-awareness as you learn to examine your values and principles, thinking patterns, assumptions and emotional skills, as well as your strengths and limitations.

The course uses a variety of tools and techniques to help you develop the self-awareness you need to be an effective leader. Work for the course includes completing an online leadership assessment tool, Insights® Discovery® Personal Profile and a tool for assessing emotional intelligence, MHS Bar-On EQ-i™ 2.0 Workplace Report. 

Return on investment

  • Explore the complexity of roles, values, challenges and satisfactions of physician leadership
  • Interpret your emotional intelligence strengths and areas for development
  • Discuss the relevance of your personal effectiveness profile for your role as a leader
  • Develop communication strategies for adapting and connecting with others
  • Discuss techniques for self-management that enhance well-being
  • Create a professional development action plan for your leadership practice

*Core courses have been identified as essential training for physicians interested in or engaged in a position of leadership.


This course can be customized and delivered in-house at your organization, meeting or conference to physicians and/or interdisciplinary teams.