Self-awareness is essential to being a good leader

Economic development requires good leadership. And as many of us know: we cannot become good leaders unless we know ourselves as human beings.

You can’t be a good leader without self-awareness. It lies at the root of strong character, giving us the ability to lead with a sense of purpose, authenticity, openness, and trust. It explains our successes and our failures. And by giving us a better understanding of who we are, self-awareness lets us better understand what we need most from other people, to complement our own deficiencies in leadership.

The question, then, is how can we cultivate and develop it further. There are many ways to do so. A recent article on the Harvard Business Review Blog identifies five self-awareness strategies. Read it here.

 

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