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Effective leadership in any capacity starts with the ability to lead …yourself. This course’s primary objective is to provide you with a clear understanding of what personal (or self) leadership is and how it contributes to both your success as a person and as a leader.

Our conversation begins with defining personal leadership and differentiating it from other leadership types (leading others, leading organizations, etc.). We then move on to examine the foundational components (i.e. self-awareness, self-management, self-mastery, etc.) that contribute to your self-leadership capacity and personal effectiveness, including your beliefs, values, guiding principles, and personality. Finally, we focus on the necessary elements of your personal leadership action plan.

From aspiring and emerging leaders to seasoned professionals, this course will supply you with the tools to honestly evaluate where you currently stand in leading yourself (and ultimately, others) and use this information to successfully shift as needed to get to where you want to be in your leadership endeavors. 

Learning Objectives

  • Explore the difference between personal, interpersonal, and organizational leadership. 
  • Recognize the roles of self-awareness, self-management, and self-mastery in personal leadership success. 
  • Discover personal beliefs, values, thought patterns, strengths, and weaknesses to be explored and addressed. 
  • Identify your self leadership strengths and areas of improvement, empowering you to create and implement an actionable personal strategy for moving forward.
Last updated/reviewed: October 26, 2018

10 Reviews (33 ratings)Reviews

Member's Profile
This course gives a good overview of what personal leadership is. The hard part is discussing this without doing examples of each step. Maybe an addition for a longer course would be good.
Anonymous Author
This course is about mastering yourself on a personal level before trying to lead others in any way. It is spelled out in a way that is easy to follow and very thought provoking.
Member's Profile
Great stuff. Appreciate the perspective on values and the why as well as the pillars to mastering personal leadership. Thank you for preparing the course.
Member's Profile
This was a useful class, but it could use more real life examples or personal stories to get across the point.
Member's Profile
I liked the pace and tone of the speaker. The concepts made sense and were easy to understand
Member's Profile
I feel like I learned a lot about myself and ways to best practice leadership.
Member's Profile
Speaker was very easy to listen to and covered some thought starting ideas.
Member's Profile
THe course gives different personality style and leadership types.
Member's Profile
Excellent course and a good plan for leadership action.
Anonymous Author
very interesting topic, well organized presentation.


Course Complexity: Intermediate

Please review the handouts before you begin the video section of the course.

Education Provider Information

Illumeo, Inc., 75 East Santa Clara St., Suite 1215, San Jose, CA 95113
For more information regarding this course, including complaint and cancellation policies, please contact our offices at (408) 400- 3993 or send an e-mail to .
Course Syllabus
  5:06Introduction to Leading from the Inside Out: The Art of Personal Leadership
  14:49Personal Leadership Defined
  6:43Why Personal Leadership Matters
  12:23Pillar #1: Self-Awareness, PT. 1
  13:41Pillar #1: Self-Awareness, PT. 2
  12:23Pillar #2: Self-Management
  9:53Pillar #3: Self-Mastery
  8:27Personal Leadership Strategy
  1:22:36Leading from the Inside Out: The Art of Personal Leadership
  PDFSlides: Leading from the Inside Out: The Art of Personal Leadership
  PDFLeading from the Inside Out: The Art of Personal Leadership Glossary/Index
  PDFPersonal Leadership Resources
  PDFYour Personal Leadership Action Plan