Leadership Learning Resource Centre

About the site

The Leadership Learning Resource Centre contains resources and supports for Nova Scotia Health Authority’s (NSHA's) emerging, formal, and physician leaders to improve their leadership effectiveness. This site will also be useful to anyone at NSHA looking to develop their leadership capacity. Unless otherwise indicated, all resources are publicly available, and anyone who wants to make use of them is encouraged to do so.

As a leader, it's your job to prioritize your continuing professional development. It's our job to provide resources that help you do that. Together, we are accountable to make things better.

Where to start

Self Assessment

Leadership begins with self-awareness. Use one or all of these suggested self assessments to reflect on your current skill level, and to develop a benchmark for measuring your progress.

  • Leadership Assessment and Development Plan Tool
    Evaluate your current leadership performance for the sake of professional development and growth. Use this tool independently, or with a supervisor as a multi-rater. It is a guide for evaluating leadership strengths and challenges and a foundation for planning professional development to improve leadership practice.
  • Clifton StrengthsFinder® Assessment
    This assessment, designed by Gallup, helps people identify their talents. Gallup research proves that people succeed when they focus on what they do best. When they identify their talents and develop them into strengths, people are more productive, perform better, and are more engaged. Note: there is a small fee required to take this assessment.
  • Saboteur Assessment
    Saboteurs are your invisible agents of self-sabotage. They represent your brain’s automatic mental habits with limiting beliefs and assumptions about how to handle life’s challenges. You can learn to meet your challenges by activating a different voice and region of your brain that performs far better while producing positive feelings like curiosity, empathy, creativity, and peace, with a laser focus on action.
  • Personal Values Assessment
    Find out what is important to you by taking a Personal Values Assessment. The Personal Values Assessment, created by the Barrett Values Centre, is a simple survey that takes just a few minutes of your time and provides a wealth of information about why you do what you do.

Self Reflection

Regular reflection helps increase self-awareness, and can help you track your progress toward your goals. Use this Self-Reflection Worksheet to prompt your own reflective practice:

The Evidence for Regular Self-Reflection:

Self Development

Once you've taken the time to reflect on your leadership strengths and challenges, choose some areas to focus on for development.

We've collected online resources focused on a number of leadership topics, and we're building more all the time. See the full list of topics, or consider these suggestions based on where you are in your leadership learning journey.

New Leader

If you've just taken on your first leadership role, you might want to learn more about things like:

Intermediate Leader

If you've been in a leadership role for a few years, you might want to learn more about things like:

Experienced Leader

If you've been in a leadership role for several years, you might want to learn more about things like:

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