Leadership and Self-Awareness

The older you get the more realize that life is all about leadership.  We live in a world that is consumed with leadership, leadership styles and the effects of leadership on success.  There are thousands of books and millions of blogpost/articles written on the subject of leadership.  John Maxwell alone has sold over 19 million books.

Leadership success primarily boils down to self-awareness. If a person is self-aware they can make the necessary adjustments and surround themselves with people that have complimentary skill sets. The bottom line is every organization or team is going to have an established culture, the best leaders have the self-awareness to understand what that culture is and the influence their leadership has on that established culture.

Leaders who lack self-awareness generally create a culture that is undesirable for themselves and others. The leader with great self-awareness has a much better chance to create a culture of success.  Good or bad, the self-aware leader can at-least understand their role in situations and interactions.

If you want to be a better leader, strive for greater self-awareness.

Have you seen the lack of self-awareness of a leader or individuals negatively affect an organization or team?

  • Dgray

    Good word Scott.

    Leaders must know who they are, the good, bad, and the ugly. When you know you, you can be secure in who you are, thus freeing those you lead to be themselves.

    We discover who we as we experience the ups and downs of life.

    Humilty is key also.

    • ScottWilliams

      Amen & Amen. FREE

    • http://www.liveitforward.com/ Kent Julian

      Good word too, Derwin. 

      As I like to say, something unique happens when a leader balances confidence and humility. It’s rare and very special.

    • http://www.liveitforward.com/ Kent Julian

      Good word too, Derwin. 

      As I like to say, something unique happens when a leader balances confidence and humility. It’s rare and very special.

  • @rodneyholt

    Great Post! Very True

    • ScottWilliams

      thx rodney

  • http://twitter.com/Minister_Mama Grace Biskie

    “Leadership will take you to great places, but only your character will keep you there.” -Sean Williams

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  • http://www.posizionamiento.com/ Felica Lamm

    John Maxwell alone has sold over 19 million books.

     

  • http://www.liveitforward.com/ Kent Julian

    The picture alone is worth 1,000 words!

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