Dr. Will Sparks' talk, “The Power of Self-Awareness,” illustrates the transformative potential of giving and receiving feedback.
Accurately assessing your strengths and weaknesses can guide you to treating yourself and others better. Dr. William Sparks shares the personal benefits of increased self-awareness with Katherine Kam in this Washington Post article.
There's a noticeable uptick in the use of narcissism across social media to describe people in our personal and professional lives. In this episode, Erika Weed, dives deep into her dissertation research as a Doctoral candidate around how narcissistic traits show up in leadership, the impacts, and the benefits of narcissistic leadership to organizations. She'll explain how to effectively manage work relationships with those who are higher in narcissistic traits and describe how organizations can support these leaders for the success of the leader and the organization. Tune in to the very end for Erika's take on her most recently encountered paradigm shift.
How do great leaders actualize their highest potential? Self-awareness is foundational for both leadership effectiveness and personal growth. As famed Swiss psychologist Carl Jung once said, “We don’t become enlightened by pretending to be perfect. Instead, we step into our brightest light and highest potential when we dare to face our shadow in the darkness.” In this episode, Dr. William Sparks, walks us through his leadership assessment tool and framework for better understanding our dominant motive needs. He’ll also walk us through some ways to manage our leadership shadows so they don’t manage us. Tune in to the very end for Will's take on his most recently encountered paradigm shift.
What is your leadership shadow, and why should you worry about it? That's exactly what Dr. Will Sparks and I discuss in episode #14 of the Path. He's spent 20 years researching the characteristics of great leaders, and also the "shadow" side of their leadership styles which often hold them back in ways they're not even aware. Will and I explore the practical aspects of his studies, and how nonprofit leaders can amplify their positive qualities - but more importantly - identify specific ways to identify their shadow side and do something about it. You'll see how this can not only accelerate your journey on the leadership path, but also create a more dynamic and productive environment for your staff, board and volunteer colleagues.
"If we don't manage our leadership shadow, it will manage us.
Dr. Will Sparks, Leadership Guru and Professor at Queens College in Charlotte, discusses his brand new book, Actualized Leadership, with business experts Joe Vagnone and Nicole Greer.