Six Proven Practices for Developing Self-Aware Leaders

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Our work constantly challenges us to find faster and better ways of doing things – to reinvent. Yet, the speed
of business pushes leaders to maintain a pace that is exhilarating one day and exhausting the next. Leaders that
move too fast risk missing important pieces of data that feeds solid decision-making. Self-Aware Leaders slow
themselves down to speed themselves up.
This interactive session serves two audiences: (1) conference participants focused on their own leadership
development and (2) training, talent and HR leaders responsible for designing and implementing leadership
development. Based on the book, The Self-Aware Leader (ASTD Press, 2012), author Dan Gallagher presents
practical and relevant practices validated in his work at Comcast University and research on over 700 leaders.
More specifically, Dan shares his model for self-awareness rooted in four pillars that change the way you approach
your work, your team and your business:

1. An above average network and support system
2. A proficiency in critical and systems thinking.
3. A savvy perspective of the political landscape.
4. A courageous drive for magis (more for the good of others).

Dan Gallagher, Senior Vice President Strategic Growth Initiatives, Comcast-Spectacor and Author “The Self
Aware Leader”
*Chief Executive 2014 Best Companies for Leaders


Dan Gallagher
Senior Vice President Strategic Growth Initiatives,
Dan Gallagher has twenty years of leadership and organizational development experience within leading corporate and academic institutions.

Since 2000, Dan has worked at Comcast, with 13 of those years at Comcast University in several leadership roles in high potential development and training across the company. He is now the Senior Vice President, Strategic Growth Initiatives at Comcast-Spectacor, where he manages training, information technology and change management tied to OneComcast-Spectacor.

Dan has a bachelor’s degree in sociology and a master’s degree in organizational development and leadership from Saint Joseph’s University.

Dan served as president of the Philadelphia Society for Human Resource Management, has lectured at Harvard University and University of Pennsylvania and is an active leader in his community.

n 2012 he published The Self-Aware Leader of which all proceeds will go to City Year. Dan currently sits on Advisory Boards with City Year and the National League of Cities.

Dan lives in suburban Philadelphia with his wife and four sons.