Great leaders understand who they are and where they stand. They also know that they don’t know everything. You may think you already know yourself. But real knowing is understanding that we don’t know everything.
Think about the leaders you admire who have achieved great things and made a difference in some way. To step up and lead at that level, they understood and accepted who they were, and they freely shared this knowledge with others to lead, teach, and inspire them. Our values and beliefs can drive our behavior. We can explore and discover those aspects of ourselves to become better leaders.
This is an ongoing, lifelong journey. The more we understand ourselves, the closer we can get to uncovering who we truly are at our core. Then, we can continue to use that always growing self-knowledge and growth to inspire and motivate others in the direction of the vision. The more we know and understand ourselves, the more our wisdom and true power grows. Best of all, we can better understand, connect, and communicate with those we want to lead.
EXECUTIVE LEADERSHIP ACTION PLAN
What can you start doing now to increase yourself-awareness?
How can you ensure personal mastery continues to be a priority for you?
“Knowing others is intelligence; knowing yourself is true wisdom.
Mastering others is strength; mastering yourself is true power.”
~ Lao Tzu