This is our final article in the series of leadership qualities (competencies). We shall look at Self-awareness in Leadership.
Self- awareness – accurately assesses personal strengths and weaknesses and manages them effectively.
Increasing self-awareness is one of the characteristics of increasing maturity. The better a person knows him/herself, the more accurately he/she can assess areas that require personal development and the better he/she can assess his/her capabilities and inner resources (values, faith, character traits, personality, gifts, motives, emotional responses).
Self-awareness is like a window onto one’s strengths and weaknesses. There are some people who have good awareness of their strengths but find it too difficult to acknowledge their weaknesses. That ability requires self-esteem. (see last week’s leadership article) Read more