Figure 1. Boyatzis Theory of Self-Directed Learning (Goleman, Boyatzis, and McKee, 2002)
#1: My Ideal Self- Who do I want to be? What do I want out of life and work?
#4: Practicing the new behavior, building new neural pathways through to mastery
#2: My Real Self- How do I act?
#4: Experimenting with new behavior, thoughts, & feelings
#5: Developing Trusting Relationships, like coaches that help, support, & encourage each step in the process
#2: My Strengths- Where my deal and Real Self overlap
#3: My Learning Agenda- Building on my Strengths while reducing Gaps
#2: My Gaps- where my Ideal & and Real Self Differ