Self-Awareness Training for Leaders

Self-Awareness in Leadership Drives a Leader’s Effectiveness

Strengthen all of your leadership skills by building a strong foundation of self-awareness and leadership awareness.

We have identified communication, influence, learning agility, and self-awareness as the 4 core leadership skills needed by every leader, in every role. Of those, self-awareness can be the most challenging to develop, but it also serves as a foundation for strengthening all the other leadership skills.

For example, a manager’s social identity influences how they lead and interact with others. Understanding that reality, and knowing how they’re being perceived by others, enables them to become better influencers and communicators.

Likewise, taking ample time to reflect on their experiences and glean lessons learned enables leaders to gain insights they can apply to new challenges. In short, strong self-awareness is a critical building block for more effective leadership.

Organizations can help their people managers become more effective leaders by providing them with opportunities to cultivate greater self-understanding through self-awareness training for leaders, either through targeted internal training workshops or by leveraging our highly personalized leadership development programs.

Upskill Your People Managers With Self-Awareness Training for Leaders

Increase Self-Awareness in Leadership for Greater Success

By leveraging our content to provide self-awareness training for leaders, your people managers can develop increased self-understanding in 4 areas:

  • Leadership wisdom, insights from experience they can apply to the challenges they face.
  • Leadership identity, who they are in their current professional and personal contexts.
  • Leadership reputation, how others perceive them as a leader based on current and previous behavior.
  • Leadership brand, what they aspire to and the actions they take to support that mission.

Start developing more effective leaders at your organization by equipping them with self-awareness in leadership training opportunities. We can deliver our world-class, research-based content to them — or you can.

You Can Deliver Our Content to Build Self-Awareness in Leadership, or We Can

You Deliver

We can equip your facilitators to deliver a workshop or internal training to develop self-awareness and leadership awareness either online or in person, whichever you prefer:

Provide self-awareness in leadership training by leveraging 360 feedback assessments and internal coaching to build insights

Let’s talk about how you can leverage our proven content to create self-awareness leadership training in your development initiatives 

We Deliver

Or, we can incorporate self-awareness leadership training into a larger leadership development initiative for your organization:

Combine with other topic modules and interactive experiences to craft a customized learning journey for your leaders

Our highly personalized core leadership programs offer opportunities for self-awareness training for leaders

What Our Clients Are Saying

Organizations that have partnered with us to provide self-awareness training for leaders consistently tell us the same thing: their experience with CCL made a significant impact on their culture.

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.”

Heli Helanummi-Cole

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.”

Sally Sng

Regional HR Director
Major Oil & Gas Company

Let’s Discuss Self-Awareness Training for Leaders at Your Organization

Our experts are here to help. Let’s have a conversation about increasing self-awareness in leadership among people managers at your organization.

Self-Awareness in Leadership: Research & Resources

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Frequently Asked Questions About Self-Awareness in Leadership

The 4 critical facets of self-awareness in leadership are wisdom, identity, reputation, and brand. First, great leaders cultivate leadership wisdom by taking time to reflect on their experiences to gain insights that they can apply to new challenges. Additionally, leaders’ personal backgrounds and social identities influence how they lead and interact with their teams, so it’s vital for them to understand their own identity and those of others. Next, leaders must be aware of their reputation to know how they may be perceived and judged by others — this facet also enhances influence and communication skills. Lastly, leaders must understand their brand in order to bring their strengths to the table and communicate their capabilities. While it may be one of the most challenging leadership skills to develop, there are sure-fire ways to boost self-awareness.

Self-awareness in leadership is important because leaders must understand how their behaviors, preferences, and style may impact other individuals, as well as organizational outcomes. In fact, self-awareness is so critical to a leader’s success that our research has found it is among the “fundamental 4” core leadership skills needed in every role and industry.

Self-awareness in leadership is one of the fundamental 4 leadership skills, and it is essential to driving leadership effectiveness, working well with others, and strengthening emotional intelligence. Based on our world-renowned research and decades of experience, we have identified 4 critical facets of self-awareness in leadership, including wisdom, identity, reputation, and brand. By understanding themselves and recognizing how their actions can affect others, leaders are better suited to collaborate effectively, tackle new challenges, navigate complex environments, and make difficult decisions in the middle of rapid change.

Develop more effective leaders at your organization by leveraging the Center for Creative Leadership’s (CCL) self-awareness training for leaders. Participants will learn to understand their own strengths, weaknesses, preferences, behaviors, and style. By understanding these and increasing their leadership self-awareness, participants will be able to build a strong foundation for success. 

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