What passes for leadership guidance is often little more than lists of what we should and shouldn’t do, with a sprinkling of desirable skills, attitudes and aptitudes mixed in. And then, we’re told, if we relentlessly strive to be “authentic” and “empathetic,” “Voilà!” We’re leaders! But this collective wisdom misses the point. Aspiring leaders must first learn to lead themselves by controlling their emotions and impulses—then, and only then, they can lead others.

For many, self-leadership demands a change in how we view and interact with the world around us. Cultivating self-leadership starts with self-reflection, enabling us to be happier, more productive, and, most importantly, more at ease with much of what we might encounter in our end.

As part of this self-reflection process, this Webinar will address eight principles to help you get started on the path to achieve self-leadership. We need to practice these principles daily needed to ensure they remain woven into the fabric of our lives. The Webinar also will explore how to maintain this practice amidst the range of activities and responsibilities that at times seem to rule our lives.

Mitchell Friedman, EdD, APR, the Webinar leader, will share his experience and insight into these core principles. They’re based on his education and research on leadership development, as well as his practice of them over the last two decades.

By the end of this Webinar participants will be able to:
• Understand core principles of self-leadership
• Start to apply these principles to their own lives
• Develop a regular practice to monitor their self-leadership development


Original broadcast June 15, 2021 

Presenter: Mitchell Friedman

Mitchell Friedman, EdD, APR develops people. Known as an enthusiastic, energetic, and insightful educator and consultant, he relishes opportunities to help others to develop their skills and abilities on the path to achieving their full potential.
Dr. Friedman teaches leadership, management communication, organizational behavior, and public relations at universities located throughout the San Francisco Bay Area. Dr. Friedman also helps a range of organizations to develop the communications and leadership skills of their employees.