What’s your superpower? Your kryptonite? How quickly could you answer those questions? This simple three-step guide to becoming self-aware from The Harvard Business Review doesn’t just talk about how important self-awareness is (that’s not a new insight), it talks about how to actually accomplish it. Great leaders don’t only Notice those around them, they Notice themselves through the careful practice and cultivation of self-awareness.
To boil it down, self-awareness really only requires three simple steps:
- We must understand our own makeup–our personalities, our strengths, and our habits.
- We must make a focused effort to observe our decisions and decision-making processes. What do we discover upon making these (sometimes difficult) observations?
- We must turn awareness outwards and use it as a tool for team building. When we know what our strengths and weaknesses are, we can better fill in the gaps on our teams.
Please also enjoy this podcast from The Anxious Achiever where Jason Rosario discusses how he Noticed how vulnerability can be a leadership superpower.