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March 29, 2014

Self–awareness

During the leadership development process, big attention is driven to the self-awareness. It means that it is not enough to understand the best or worst leaders and their characteristics, and either try or avoid to imitate them. It is also required to seek for the feedback. Feebacks from other people (followers) play a great role in leadership development process. For example, after collected feedback a leader can establish that his followers need more support. However, such assessments doesn't aim to make you a leader you are not, instead it shows you what should be done and changed in leader's behaviour for achieving maximum efficiency. This is what is called 'self-awareness'. People who are not offensed by critisism and negative feedback and those who understand the importance of such feedbacks, can achieve the greatest results. I also think that a leader should be self-critical, questioning himself. In this case he can be aware of the areas of improvement himself first than his followers, and change it. Moreover, me myself, I value negative feedback from people more than positive. Positive doesn't give you much information, it can be needed for motivation and assurance that everything is fine. Some people stop at positive mistakenly thinking that if they have so much strengths, they do not need to improve anything.But negative feedback gives you a better understanding of the situation and possible threats in the future.

“If you feel that everything's too damn okay, then it is just a sign that something is wrong ” .

-T.Beta

 


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