The concept of Use of Self is one of the foundational building blocks of the field of Organization Development (OD). It is the "conscious use of one’s whole being in the intentional execution of one’s role." Though Use of Self is becoming increasingly well-known as a competency of organization development practitioners, it is less understood as an application for leaders who are primarily responsible for the organization's health. This article provides insights on how OD practitioners can partner with leaders to integrate the concepts of Use of Self into an organization's culture.
McKnight, Carla L., "The Secret Sauce: Integrating Use of Self in Organizations" (2022). Graduate Student Publications. 6.
Organization Development Review
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