Warren Bennis, author of the best-selling book, On Becoming a Leader, tells us that “to become an effective leader, we must know the world as well as we know ourselves.”
Knowing ourselves means appreciating that:
We are our own best teacher
We accept responsibility
We can learn anything we want to learn
And, true understanding comes from reflecting on our own experiences.
Ask yourself these questions:
How motivated am I to lead and interact with others?
Am I confident and trustworthy?
How do my actions and priorities reflect my values?
Do I learn from past experiences and seek out new ones?
How do I adjust to new people and situations?
How open am I to feedback?
Knowing yourself builds confidence, helps you find your voice, and inspires authentic leadership.
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