self-awareness is not just for ‘leaders’

Insight Self-awareness is one of the few leadership competencies that can have a tremendous impact on career success or failure and yet, it is the competency that most leaders are uncomfortable with.  The idea of having a mirror held up that invites feedback (ie. criticism in most of our minds) is perhaps one of the most fearful components of growing in self-awareness. 

Remember that feedback is but one way to enhance one's self awareness.  Here are a few others:

  • Know when strength might be played out
  • Ask good questions
  • Listen

Check out Chris Musselwhite's October 2007 Inc. article that provides further insight.  I both refer and provide copies of this article in my self-awareness workshops.

You were born to be great.

Continue to be great!

 

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