Swerve, Adapt and Readjust

Building a Great Career Through Self-Leadership

Hi, I’m Dr Suzi Chen, an impact investor, project management consultant, published author and most importantly, a self-leadership advocate.

Life can be full of surprises, challenges, and opportunities.

My own career journey has seen plenty of colourful twists and turns. It’s taken me from an early career in medical research to a business owner offering consulting and advisory services. Along the way I’ve hosted two international summits at the United Nations, joined the boards of numerous companies, discovered a passion for mentoring young professionals, and founded two initiatives that have enriched my soul: Resilient Leadership Academy and Mighty Impression.

Instead of fearing change, I’ve learned to embrace it. Through self-leadership, I’ve discovered how to navigate challenges and opportunities, and I am excited about the endless possibilities that my career and life have to offer.

If you’re looking to build a successful career with purpose, join me in exploring your career through the lens of self-leadership. Let’s build something great together!

To begin, download your FREE Dial Up Self-Awareness and Excel in Your Next Job Interview and gain valuable insights on how to achieve your career goals.

What is self-leadership and why does it matter to your career?

Self-leadership is about leading yourself to success. It involves learning the skills needed to intentionally influence your own thinking, feeling and actions.

Self leadership helps you to better understand your values and provide clarity on your purpose. It empowers you to take ownership of the decisions that may be crucial to your career success.

McKinsey & Company, along with academic studies, have highlighted the importance of self-leadership in driving both individual and organisational success.

Whether you are just starting out, or a seasoned professional questioning your career and life choices, developing self-leadership skills will help you gain clarity and is your key to a successful career and fulfilling life.

Improve Your Job Interview With Self-Leadership Skills

In a 2021 white paper, “Defining the skills citizens will need in the future world of work”, McKinsey & Company identified 15 self-leadership skills that people need to stay successful professionally.

These 15 self-leadership skills are grouped into three categories, each of which can have a profound impact on building a successful career.

  • Self-awareness and self-management
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Goal achievement

Taking the self-awareness and self-management category as an example, self-awareness plays a role in building a successful career.

Data shows that a high self-awareness score is the strongest predictor of the overall success of leadership (Green Peak Partners and Cornell University, 2010).

Are you ready to transform your career?

A job interview is more than an assessment of technical competencies; it’s also an opportunity to showcase yourself as an individual.

A high degree of self-awareness can increase your chance of standing out at a job interview.

Take your first step and download the FREEDial Up Self-Awareness and Excel in Your Next Job Interview” to improve your chance of excelling in your next job interview.

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