Domain 2: Developing and Leading Self

This domain is about knowing why we are leading, what makes us successful or not, and using that knowledge for personal growth.

Each of us is unique and brings different qualities to the practice of leadership. Ideally we are all working for the same reason: to improve patient or citizen care. Being self-aware means reflecting on what our motivation looks like, and on the qualities we possess to influence others.

Capabilities and Behavioural Descriptors

2.1 Demonstrating self-awareness
  • 2.1.1 Recognises and questions own assumptions, attitudes and beliefs
  • 2.1.2 Open to other views and ideas; avoids premature judgment
  • 2.1.3 Reflects on own contribution and experience
2.2 Actively seeking personal growth
  • 2.2.1 Recognises and builds on own strengths
  • 2.2.2 Actively seeks and acts on feedback including indication of a need for personal/behaviour change or development
  • 2.2.3 Demonstrates openness to personal learning and development
2.3 Modelling desired behaviours and values
  • 2.3.1 Demonstrates consistency between words and actions
  • 2.3.2 Inspires others through personal modelling of the NSW Health CORE values
  • 2.3.3 Recognises own emotions and regulates responses
2.4 Taking responsibility for own performance and contribution to the service agreement
  • 2.4.1 Sees own performance in the context of organisational or system goals
  • 2.4.2 Shapes performance with service to others in mind
  • 2.4.3 Shows perseverance and resilience in working towards goals