Self-Conscious vs. Self-Aware Leaders
Self-Aware leaders are able to bring their best selves to work while also bringing out the best in others. Self-conscious leaders are more absorbed with themselves and less effective as leaders.
- are concerned about how they appear to others
- need to please or satisfy others
- are unaware of how their behavior impacts others
- are regularly looking for affirmation
- are hyper sensitive to criticism
- interpret mistakes as failures
- have inconsistent boundaries
- interpret disagreement as a personal attack
- struggle to incorporate constructive criticism
- are more influenced by self-esteem
- know how they function and why they do what they do
- have an internal compass
- understand how others are impacted by their behavior
- don’t brag about strengths and don’t beat themselves up over weaknesses
- are curious about differences and disagreements
- have healthy, consistent boundaries
- embrace constructive criticism and feedback
- interpret mistakes as opportunities
- are more influenced by self-efficacy
How to a become a more self-aware leader
- Take the Process Communication Model assessment to learn about your personality, strengths, weaknesses, and motivations.
- Reflect on what’s important to you and how it impacts your behavior.
- Take a stand, take action, make a mistake, learn, get back up.
- Do a 360 assessment of your behavior and performance.
- Say “thank you,” when receiving feedback, positive or negative.
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