Previous chapters covered our literature review (including relevant examples from our own research work). In this chapter, we relate drivers and blockers in an integrative manner to leadership development practice. We present the “Drivers and Blockers Exploration Tool”, with detailed examples from our field research, to uncover an individual’s drivers and blockers—connected to a defined leadership aspiration, specific development objective(s) and context. Our research suggests that forming a picture of one’s drivers and blockers should enhance self-awareness in leaders, increasing the possibility of their accepting and internalizing both the positive and negative forces involved with personal change. This is based on our review of the literature and our experience of designing and delivering leadership development programs for senior executives around the world.
- Leadership development
- Conscious and unconscious
- Drivers and blockers
- Immunity to change
- Insightfully aware leadership
- Leadership transformation
- Individual change
- Leadership development objectives
- Coaching approaches and tools
People need to know that they have all the tools within themselves. Self-awareness, which means awareness of their body, awareness of their mental space, awareness of their relationships—not only with each other, but with life and the ecosystem.
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Woodward, I.C., Shaffakat, S., Dominé, V.H. (2019). Uncovering, Understanding, Unleashing, Overcoming: Exploring Drivers and Blockers in Leadership Development Practice. In: Exploring Leadership Drivers and Blockers. Palgrave Macmillan, Singapore. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-13-6276-7_8
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