Self-Awareness is Critical (Why)
Updated: Oct 3, 2020
Self-awareness is critical to effective leadership.
Powerful leadership is often defined in visible terms – charismatic, determined, energetic.
Yet the internal nature of self-awareness can decide a successful business.
Dealing with Pressure - Understanding our emotions is critical to responding effectively.
As pressures build (both with success and failure), awareness helps focus our mind and our behaviors.
Working Relationships - Building a business requires meaningful, long-term relationships.
Self-awareness helps us relate productively with others.
Better Decisions – Facing countless decisions daily, knowing your approach to solutions yields them faster.
I’ve worked with enough founders to know that we often get in our own way. Awareness can eliminate hidden obstacles.
Uncertainty - Dealing with life and business flowing constantly, self-awareness creates an anchor when needed.
Leadership - Knowing yourself allows you to build on your strengths and to augment your weaknesses.
A logical founder may partner with a charismatic manager. A visionary may want help to build infrastructure.
Being self-aware allows us to perform better.