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For a number of years there has been – rightfully so – a charge to leadership to become more “self-aware”.

This trend has been a catalyst to enable leaders to have (by definition) more of a capacity for introspection and having a clear understanding of one’s personality, including strengths, weaknesses, thoughts, emotions, biases, and philosophies.

While it’s widely agreed to adopt self-awareness as a key component of your leadership development, we should not neglect the other just as vital key aspect of our leading influence.

A focus on being “Others-Aware”.

Leaders do not operate in a vacuum, and cannot lead without the collective efforts and vision of others. But to focus on one’s self exclusively will lead to a shallowness of understanding and influence that will be ineffective and wear yourself out.

Here are some reasons and key benefits to being a leader who is “others-aware”:

  • Understanding the concept that…

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