self awareness

13 Questions to Increase Your Self-Awareness

Often, when I’m giving a talk at a conference or working with a team, the issue of self-awareness comes up. It’s something that’s central to servant leadership and foundational to so many other critical leadership competencies. But it can also seem a bit elusive, and so sometimes, someone will say something like this to me: “I’m[…]

See Jack Assume

Perception can be a wonderful and awful thing, can’t it? It’s especially wonderful when accompanied by a good sense of self-awareness and emotional intelligence. It’s especially awful when it’s accompanied by neither. You know what I’m talking about. It’s that guy at the company Christmas party — we’ll call him Jack — who won’t shut[…]

Self-Awareness & Self-Acceptance (Cancer & Leadership: Part 4)

A couple interrelated ideas that I wrestle with–as I suspect others do too–are the ideas of self-awareness and self-acceptance, and specifically self-awareness and self-acceptance in regards to leadership. This is an ongoing conversation in one of my grad school courses; it came up within the context of a larger discussion of transformational leadership and servant[…]

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