The Self-Aware Leader

Kevin Eikenberry

The post The Self-Aware Leader appeared first on Kevin Eikenberry on Leadership & Learning. There are many characteristics associated with effective leaders; you can find those lists easily, or you can just make a list yourself.

Leadership and Self-Awareness

N2Growth Blog

Those leaders who actively pursue gaining a better understanding of themselves will not only reduce their number of blind spots, but they’ll also find developing a sense of awareness is the key to increasing emotional intelligence. By Mike Myatt , Chief Strategy Officer, N2growth.

At Least 85%* are Not Self-Aware

Leadership Freak

Reject the thought that you’re self-aware. Dangers of self-blindness: If you don’t see yourself, you can’t understand… Continue reading → LeadingOdds are you don’t see yourself and you don’t see yourself as others see you either.

How To Increase Self-Awareness In Our Leadership

Tanveer Naseer

Among the many comments I received regarding that piece were questions about some of the strategies I use for reflection and increasing my sense of self-awareness.

Becoming More Self-Aware To Improve How We Communicate

Tanveer Naseer

If you look around, you will find that most presenters are not aware of how they are really perceived in these three main areas. Their presentations only serve as testament to the important need for self-awareness. Self-awareness is mandatory.

The Boss Gives A Leadership Lesson In Self-Awareness

N2Growth Blog

The goal is to optimize your leadership self – to deliver the best version of you. “I wanted to be a voice that reflected experience and the world I live in. So I knew in 1972 that to do this, I would need to write very well and more individually than I had ever written before.”.

Self-awareness (plus action) Translates to the Bottom-line

Great Leadership By Dan

This post was recently published in SmartBlog on Leadership : According to a new study by the Korn-Ferry Institute, “knowing thyself” isn’t just a nice-to-to; self-awareness flows directly to a firm’s bottom-line I’ve been sharing this information with my network and it’s generating a lot of interest. Poor-performing companies’ professionals were 79 percent more likely to have low overall self-awareness than those at firms with robust ROR.

Self Awareness Through Coaching

Coaching Tip

Only when we become aware of something, are we able to make choices as to the action we wish to take. Sometimes, just being aware, allows the problem to solve us --rather than requiring us to solve the problem. Books Self-coaching guides for Career Women: Anne-Marie Slaughter: Unfinished Business: Women Men Work Family. When Doing It All Won't Do: A self-coaching guide for career women. (ebook edition $0.99, Workbook Edition in paperback $13.41) .

Leadership Benefits: Self-Awareness and ROI


Does self-awareness and an understanding of leadership impact really matter to organisations? One of the core traits observed in the best leaders I have worked with is self-awareness. We overstate our performance across many fields, so anything that provides a more frank and balanced sense of self is valuable. Leadership Leadership Development Self-Awareness Emotional Intelligence Employee Engagement Employment Steve Riddle

Self-Awareness and Your Executive Edge

Coaching Tip

That''s always a good gauge for self-awareness. These questions can help you determine if you are self-aware: When your friends, colleagues or significant other has tried to tell you something about how you are behaving, how have you responded? Only when we become aware of something, are we able to make choices as to the action we wish to take. Awareness facilitates change. Buy a Book to take a Self-Assessment. Self-Aware and Fluent Leadership.

Why Self-Awareness Matters

Coaching Tip

However, self-awareness is all about practicality. Self Awareness Facilitates Change. Only when we become aware of something, are we able to make choices as to the action we wish to take. Awareness facilitates change.?. " Know Thyself."

The First Step in Self-Awareness Isn’t You

Leading Blog

Ironically, the more self absorbed we are, the less self-aware we are. Self-awareness is vital to the development of a leader. The self absorbed leader struggles with self-awareness and emotional intelligence because self-awareness is about how we are perceived by others. Self important leaders can''t see how they are sabotaging themselves because they focus on their needs and feelings and not those of their followers.

Leadership, Self-Awareness and A Story


My talk started with the topic of self-awareness (also called ‘intra-personal intelligence’) and I emphasized that businesses today need more people who are aware about their strengths (inherent and acquired) and are passionate about what they are doing. Actualizing with the self. Great Stories Managing Career Self Growth career career management MBA in India Passion self analysis

Leadership Equanimity Through Self-Awareness

Linked 2 Leadership

Authentic Leadership Coaching Corner Emotionally Intelligent Leadership Leading & Developing Other Leaders Life Balance Practical Steps to Influence Professional Development Daniel Goleman emotional intelligence primal leadership self-awareness Stress ManagementBecause our world requires such complex interaction and our brains are not naturally equipped to respond effectively to all that stimuli, human beings must adapt.

Self-Awareness wasn’t Invented by Dope Smoking Hippies

Leadership Freak

I used to think self-awareness was invented by dope smoking hippies. But now I see the weight of self-blindness. You are self-blind, at least partially. 80: Last night an *80 year old woman… Continue reading → Feedback Leadership Development

The First Step in Self-Awareness Isn’t You - Redux

Leading Blog

Self-leadership is fundamental to good leadership, but it is not the end-game. Self-awareness for self-awareness sake has a limited value. All the self-knowledge in the world counts for very little if it is not put to work in the service of others. Self-awareness that points to your unique contribution in the world is leadership. I needed to find my authentic self and learn how to bring more of my real personality to my vocation.

Self-Awareness Builds Leadership Capability

Coaching Tip

The short answer is don''t jump from one leadership fad to another but do engage in authentic conversations and self-assessments to know you better. There has always been pressure on corporate leaders to perform well. Some have stretched and improved their competencies by learning more about themselves. . Most have chosen to adopt best practices of those whom they respect to improve their own leadership style.

Willard Barth on Self-awareness

Building Personal Strength

Without self-awareness, you'll do things that turn out to be against your best interests, and you'll have no idea why you did them. “Of But self-awareness is one of the foundation strengths of all successful people. Are you in charge of your life?

Become Self-Aware (Walk the Talk) – Courageous Communicator Quest Challenge 2


Continuing on with the first part in our Courageous Communicator Quest—Knowing Yourself—we come to your next Challenge: Becoming Self-Aware (Walking the Talk). You made it through the first Challenge , cheers! I expect you learned a great deal about your leadership style and strategy.

Raising Self-Awareness: Writing Your Own Credo Memo

My Own Coach

One of the benefits of coaching is raising a leader’s self-awareness. The post Raising Self-Awareness: Writing Your Own Credo Memo appeared first on My Own Coach Limited. Here is a simple exercise to help you get to know yourself better. Leadership Coaching

Conscious Personal Strength - Self-Awareness and Proaction

Building Personal Strength

I've concluded that this kind of self-awareness and conscious action are an intelligent way to behave in challenging situations. I'm aware, though, that this isn't the way most people behave. Most people aren't self-aware and self-analyzing while they go about their business.

Self-Awareness: How do your peers see you differently than you see yourself?


by Gary Cohen Self-Awareness: How do your peers see you differently than you see yourself? All leaders have blind spots –even the most self-aware among us. self-assertive. self-conscious. Self-Awareness: Leading Self & Leading Others.

5 Ways to Become More Self-Aware

Harvard Business Review

You can’t be a good leader without self-awareness. 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.

Self-Awareness - You Can't Manage What You Don't Understand

Building Personal Strength

Thursday, December 2, 2010 Self-Awareness - You Cant Manage What You Dont Understand About 20 years ago, I did a lot of consulting and executive coaching. It was rare to find someone who was afraid of self-assessment. To me, self-awareness is the key to self-control.

Weekly Round-Up: Benefits of Improved Self Awareness, 10 Things for Team Leaders, 4 Steps to Drive Success, Scared Leaders, & 5 Questions That Clarify


Self Awareness: Why is it Important? By Helen Rayner ( @ opp_psychology ), OPP “In the first of our self-awareness series, we’ll share how people benefited from improved self-awareness and how they got there…”. Welcome to my weekly round-up of the best-of-the-best recent leadership and communication blog posts.

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Management Futures: A resolution for self-awareness

Chartered Management Institute

Are you as good a manager as you think you are? It’s now well established that, as human beings, we’re not terribly accurate in our perception of how we come across to others, how good our judgement is, or how effectively we manage. You are not watching this post, click to start watching read more

Time’s Not Just Money, It’s Your Credibility

Anese Cavanaugh

Self-Awareness Energy LeadershipYou think it’s just “time” you’ve lost, or that you need more of, but what does it really cost you?

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Self-Awareness Can Help Leaders More Than an MBA Can

Harvard Business Review

” He could have stayed in this negative mindset, wallowing in self-pity and searching for excuses. Self-awareness is not part of the standard curriculum in most management education programs. But if the linear MBA-trained logic becomes the sole focus — at the cost of other skills, like self-awareness and understanding others and the culture — the leadership approach is out of balance. Fortunately for all of us, self-awareness can be enhanced.

Weekly Round-Up: Learnings From Willy Wonka, Self-Awareness, Leaders Must Deliver, A Key Business Attitude, & Behaviors That Crush Employee Spirits


This week you’ll read articles on employee engagement lessons from Willy Wonka, how critical self-awareness is, how leaders must deliver, why curiosity is key, and leadership behaviors that crush instead of grow your employees.

What Self-Awareness Really Is (and How to Cultivate It)

Harvard Business Review

Self-awareness seems to have become the latest management buzzword — and for good reason. As an organizational psychologist and executive coach, I’ve had a ringside seat to the power of leadership self-awareness for nearly 15 years. Yet, when I first began to delve into the research on self-awareness, I was surprised by the striking gap between the science and the practice of self-awareness. Self-awareness isn’t one truth.

Leaders Search to Know Thyself

Coaching Tip

Self-awareness is the foundation of authenticity, and thus it is at the center of your compass. A foundation of self-awareness leads to self-acceptance and ultimately self-actualization so that you can fulfill your greatest potential.

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How Leaders Become Self-Aware

Harvard Business Review

A plethora of people, courses, and self-help guides profess to lead you by the hand to the promised land of business success. That quality is self-awareness. The best thing leaders can to improve their effectiveness is to become more aware of what motivates them and their decision-making. Without self-awareness, you cannot understand your strengths and weakness, your "super powers" versus your "kryptonite." Be aware of others, too.

Hurdles to Self-Understanding

Coaching Tip

Some of the hurdles to self-understanding include: a negative past experience; a need to be right; fear of change; avoidance, or simply not taking the time. Let us assure you that as you mature or have aspirations of climbing the corporate ladder, the more important self-understanding becomes.

Be Self-Aware; Practice Empathy; And Focus! – Here are My Takeaways from Focus by Daniel Goleman

First Friday Book Synopsis

A reader’s mind typically wanders anywhere from 20 to 40 percent of the time while perusing a text. Daniel Goleman, Focus ——————– I presented my synopsis of Focus: The Hidden Driver of Excellence by Daniel Goleman last Friday at the First Friday Book Synopsis in Dallas. What a wonderful, “focusing,” book. Daniel Goleman, known for his […]. Randy''s blog entries

For a More Flexible Workforce, Hire Self-Aware People

Harvard Business Review

Self-awareness is a millennia-old area of study – the aphorism “know thyself” dates back to at least to Socrates. The concept of self-awareness as a foundation for effective leadership has been theorized, implied, and researched in a variety of contexts.

Conscious Leadership

Coaching Tip

Current research on leadership shows that over the course of our career, four competencies trump all others as the greatest predictors of sustained success: self-awareness , learning agility, communication and influence. . The first mark of conscious leaders is self-awareness and the ability to tell themselves the truth. They''re committed to self-awareness, so they answer it honestly. Hurdles to Self-Understanding.

Trust: The Cornerstone of Relationships and Leadership


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Few Executives Are Self-Aware, But Women Have the Edge

Harvard Business Review

Specifically, women are more likely to show empathy as a strength, demonstrate strong ability in conflict management, show skills in influence, and have a sense of self-awareness. Finally, the single area where both female and male managers need to improve is in self-awareness.

How Leaders Can Develop Their Skills With One Simple Habit

Tanveer Naseer

By making a subtle inner shift, called mindfulness, we can actually become and remain aware of our thinking, as though we’re watching it on a heads-up display, or listening to it as though it were a radio station. We can become and remain self-aware.

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Leadership Mindset

Coaching Tip

Effective leaders are keenly aware of what they are good at and what they are not good at. It takes great self-confidence, self-awareness and humility to admit to not being good at things. High self-awareness allows a leader to focus on his or her signature strengths. Highly self-aware leaders are acutely aware of others and see themselves through the eyes of other people.