In Thing 1, you will explore why it is important that your leadership qualities are recognised and rewarded in your everyday practice.
In Thing 2, you will explore the difference between leadership and management and reflect on how these are used in your everyday role.
In Thing 3, you are invited to reflect on your leadership and find out about your preferred style of leadership.
In Thing 4, you will assess your own leadership and receive feedback from others about your leadership skills.
In Thing 5 you will examine the meaning and importance of vision in leadership and think about experiences that have informed your vision for the future.
In Thing 6, you will explore what self-leadership means and reflect on your self-leadership capabilities.
In Thing 7 you will examine what it takes to motivate and inspire others and why this is important for good leadership. We ask you to think about who has inspired and motivated you and what have you done to encourage others to be the best they can be.
In Thing 8 you will look at how you enable others to develop and use their leadership capacity. We ask you to think about what part you play or could play in promoting a culture of empowerment and what you could do differently, or better to empower others.
In Thing 9 you will explore creativity and innovation and what they look like in leadership practice. Think about what has helped you (or stopped you) ‘thinking out of the box’ and how you have supported others to do the same.
In Thing 10 you will explore what the impact your leadership has on others and how you can develop your abilities to take others with you.
In Thing 11 you will reflect on the learning you have achieved from Thing 4 (Leadership capability feedback tool) and Things 5 to 10 on the six individual leadership capabilities.
In Thing 12 you will watch a video and reflect on some of its key messages. This video is also a resource used in Thing 13.
In Thing 13 you will watch a video and reflect on your awareness of your impact on others.
In Thing 14 you will read about why resilience is important, watch a short video on resilience and reflect on strategies which build on resilience at work.
In Thing 15, you will explore how effective leadership can support you to experience high quality supervision.
In Thing 16, you will explore how you can use coaching approaches and conversations to help you be more effective in your day-to-day interactions.
In Thing 17, you will explore how you can use an action learning approach to support leadership development.
In Thing 18, you will explore how you can use appreciative inquiry. Appreciative inquiry is a way of looking at organisational change that focuses on doing more of what is already working.
In Thing 19 you will watch a video, reflect on some of the key messages on citizen leadership and apply some of the ideas to your own work.
In Thing 20 you will explore how your organisation can assist you to develop your leadership capabilities and support your continuous learning.
In Thing 21 you will explore what contributes and supports good leadership in Scotland’s social services and early years. You will examine what hinders it and how we know when we have experienced good leadership?
In Thing 22 you will explore the rationale for supporting leadership development in social services in Scotland and consider how this relates to you and your service.
In Thing 23 you will explore how you can use your leadership development to contribute to the achievement of early learning and childcare qualifications and to evidence your learning continuous professional learning (CPL).