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Great leaders are often seen as outward-facing — communicating and influencing others as they drive an organization to success.
While communication and influence are two of the “fundamental 4” core leadership skills identified in our research, the other two — learning agility and self-awareness — are more inward-focused.
Self-awareness as a leader can be the most challenging of the 4 to develop, but it can also serve as a foundation for strengthening all your other leadership skills.
Leader effectiveness is constrained or amplified based on how well leaders understand themselves, their awareness of how others view them, and how they navigate the resulting interactions.
We’ve identified 4 critical facets of self-awareness in leadership: wisdom, identity, reputation, and brand.
The best leaders cultivate leadership wisdom by taking time to reflect on their experiences to gain insights they can apply to new challenges.
Leaders’ social identities influence how they lead and interact with others, making them critical for them to understand.
Understanding their leadership reputation helps leaders comprehend how they may be perceived and judged by others, which makes them better influencers and communicators.
And by understanding their leadership brand, leaders can bring their strengths to the surface and communicate what they’re capable of.
Your leaders can develop self-awareness in 4 areas:
Start developing more effective leaders at your organization by equipping your team with self-awareness in leadership skills. We can deliver our world-class, research-backed content to them — or you can.
We can equip your facilitators to deliver a workshop or internal training to develop self-awareness as a leader either online or in person, whichever you prefer:
Or, we can incorporate self-awareness in leadership as part of a larger leadership development initiative for your organization:
Organizations who have partnered with us to upskill their people’s self-awareness in leadership consistently tell us the same thing: their experience with CCL made a significant impact on their culture — and their bottom line.
But don’t just take our word for it — take theirs.
“I would recommend the Leadership Development Program for the self-awareness factor alone. One of the bonuses of attending the program is that you meet so many people from different industries and you get the chance to take a look at things from different viewpoints.”
Channel Planning & Implementation Manager
“When you’re a leader, it’s not about you. The CCL programs we rolled out helped to create self-awareness for our participants and laid the foundation for leadership learning journeys against a global benchmark.”
Regional HR Director
Major Oil & Gas Company
Our experts are here to help. Let’s have a conversation about self-awareness in leadership at your organization and how our self-awareness content could help support your development initiatives.
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