According to an article in the February, 2007, edition of Harvard Business Review: “When 75 members of Stanford Graduate School of Business’ Advisory Council were asked to recommend the most important capability for leaders to develop, their answer was nearly unanimous: self-awareness.”
However with the increasing workloads of the managers it is difficult for them to spend time on self-reflection (if it is present at all).
An increasing challenge for a working professional is to time to think about who we are, what are our strengths and weaknesses, what would motivate us or put us off.
Most of the feedback that is presented to us, we may not always be receptive to it. Simply because honest feedback can be very bitter and unflattering. All of this is unfortunate because all research points out self-awareness is a critical trait for successful leaders and effective professionals alike.
In situations where we do have awareness of our strengths we need to realize that unless that strength is moderated it can easily be overdone and become a potential weakness. For example, “being authoritative, decisive, forceful and direct are considered key strengths for management and leadership, however if these are not moderated by a high degree of awareness as to how one is coming across, then it can have a detrimental impact on the team, on relationships and on the person themselves.”
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