This course demonstrates how to imbibe essential habits for self-improvement and better interpersonal relations. It aims to ensure that participants are empowered with the tools and know-how for their growth and self-development in all spheres of their personal and inter-personal life – spiritual, intellectual, emotional, social, physical and professional.
This course goes through a wide range of issues of relevance to personal development and various forms and levels of leadership. The challenges of good and bad habits, poor self-direction, inertia, reactivity, over-competitiveness, lack of priorities, poor focusing, time and resource-wastage, and life imbalance are all addressed from a faith-based perspective.
The course introduces the field of the “Purification of the heart” (its diseases and their cures), and the importance of developing a healthier “spiritual immune system” for success in this life and the next. It assists participants have a better understanding of the role habits play in our character and lives, understanding habit formation and how to develop habits of effectiveness such as being proactive, optimistic, setting goals and priorities, self-discipline, having good listening skills, being creative, considerate, and committed to continuous self-development, etc.
It also give them a better appreciation of the difference between pleasure and happiness, and the importance of selfless service and being useful to long-lasting personal happiness, self-esteem and quality of life. While presenting the principles of motivation and ways of showing appreciation to various people by leaders, managers, parents, co-workers, etc, the course goes through a couple of proven “thinking tools” and ways of increasing creativity and our ability to make the best use of various opportunities to solve and prevent problems.
The importance of furthering education and continuous learning in today’s “knowledge” and “entrepreneurial society” are stressed as necessary ingredients for sustaining improvements in personal development and leadership. It also presents participants with the key challenges of leadership, the principles of being significant, and ways to motivate and earn the respect of others. It clarifies values-driven strategies for increasing our sphere of influence, and emphasizes the importance of self-development to successful leaders and followers.