The Science of understanding of your own strengths and areas for development.
Obtaining a blueprint of your natural skills and abilities, talents you’ve developed over time, and areas for improvement and development is a critical component of not only self-awareness but organizational alignment. When a leader truly understands himself or herself and can correlate those insights to organizational and team feedback, the true magic happens.
How do leaders know where to focus development efforts if they don’t understand the crossroads between how they view themselves and how others view them. We all become better friends, family members, and neighbors when we know what we are good at and where we have opportunities for improvement. Aligning this to the culture we are in helps us understand how to gauge our reactions, communications, and behaviors in a way that will help us overcome gaps and make those around us stronger. It’s the same principle for leaders within organizations. Once they understand themselves on an individual basis and can connect that to an organizational perspective, they have a clear pathway of not only where they can make the most impact, but how they can begin developing themselves to create an impact in other areas and become better at what they already master.
Self-awareness is a powerful tool for leaders. Truly understanding how their own perception of themselves connects to, and overlaps, with how others perceive them lays the groundwork for effective leadership development plans, alignment to priority drivers, and opportunities for to enhance operational excellence.
The process of leadership effectiveness starts with self-awareness because it lays the foundation for personal guidance on areas of improvement and maximizing existing strengths. Without this insight, organizations will either misalign or incorrectly align leadership effectiveness to organizational performance and individualized development and coaching initiatives.
Individual leadership insight is gathered through our 360 leadership assessment and then both solutions are utilized in leadership coaching techniques. Explore both 360 leadership assessment and leadership coaching further in the links below.