Competency 2: Self-Reflection
Self-reflection is the process of assessing the impact of personal values, beliefs, communication
styles, cultural influences, and experiences on one’s personal and professional leadership style. By
engaging in self-reflection, MCH leaders:
- Develop a deeper understanding of their personal and cultural biases, experiences, values, and beliefs and how these may influence future action and learning.
- Identify personal strengths in both informal and organizational contexts.
- Explore personal leadership styles and attributes in relation to the settings in which
- Strive for balance between private and professional lives to optimize well-being.
MCH leaders will demonstrate a working knowledge of:
- The impact of self-assessment and self-reflection on leadership style and
- Characteristics and utility of different leadership styles.
- Sources of personal reward, resilience, and rejuvenation, as well as signs of stress and fatigue.
Foundational. At a foundational level, MCH leaders will:
- Recognize the way one’s personal attitudes, beliefs, and experiences influence
Advanced. Building on the foundational skills, MCH leaders will:
- Use self-reflection techniques to enhance program development, service delivery,
patient care, community collaboration, teaching and research, scholarship, and
- Identify a framework to obtain productive feedback from peers and mentors.
- Apply understanding of one’s own leadership style to assemble and promote cohesive,
well-functioning teams with diverse and complementary styles.
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