About Leading Self
At the core of leading self is a commitment to exploring identity by devoting time to an ongoing practice rooted in self-awareness and self-compassion. It acknowledges the importance of understanding not just our own identity and lived experiences, but also identity as a social construct that shapes our beliefs about ourselves and others. Exploring identity allows us to disrupt harmful belief systems (e.g., internalized racism and internalized racial superiority), focus on inner well-being, build curiosity for other perspectives, and honor the full humanity of ourselves and others — all of which are essential to racial equity work and foundational to the Leadership Model.
Introducing the Self Window
Exploring Identity Learning Resources