Self Intelligence is a meta-competency; the competency above all other competencies and is made up of 2 parts:

1. Self-awareness - Knowing

To be conscious of your thoughts, emotion, behaviors and capabilities, how you are affected by them and how they affect others.

2. Self-management - Doing

The ability to effectively manage your thoughts, emotions, behaviors and capabilities so that you are successful and fulfilled in your day-to-day activities. 

The organizational Self Intelligence continuum

Culture is a dynamic interaction of shared beliefs, values and behavior that creates meaning for people. 

The Self Intelligence continuum describes the range of behaviour depending on the environment within your organization.

Knowing others is wisdom; knowing the self is enlightenment.
— Lao Tzu



High Performance

Low trust


High trust

Led by command

Postively managed





Blame culture


Full ownership

Concealing issues

Reactive to issues

Proactive to issues

Secrecy & withholding info

Transparency when required

Transparency of info & comms.

Withheld resources

Available resources

Open sharing of resources

Silos - Little collaboration

Open collaboration encouraged

High collaboration

Change resistant

Open to change

Agile and adaptable

Fear of challenging status quo

Comfortable with status quo

Constant improvement attitude

Excess bureaucracy

Good process

Lean process

No measurement

Company KPI's

Frequent self measurement

Disengagement - High churn

Motivated & engaged

Highly motivated & engaged

Leaders take credit for success & blame others for failure

Some shared credit/blame

Shared credit/blame




Lacking confidence

Generally confident

Confident of their success

Disregard to work/life unity

Work/life balance

Work/life unity

Wellness issues - Stress/sickness

Good health encouraged

Self health conscious

No purpose


Purpose beyond profit

Lack of vision/incongruent values

Leader created vision/values

Shared vision/values

Self centred

Customer focused

Customer driven

Scarcity mentality

Sustainability mentality

Abundance mentality