These are some notes I took from Bill Hybel’s message from the recent Global Leadership Summit.
One of the five “frequently not-talked about” leadership traits that is vital for a leader to possess is that of an accurate SELF-AWARENESS.
Leaders, do you know yourself well enough to understand that decisions you are making today are tethered to something unresolved in your past?
-Bill mentioned that shocking percentages of us make questionable decisions today because of issues tethered in our past
– what are your blind spots (related to low self-awareness)? some of us believe we do something well, but everyone else knows its not true
– one survey reported that all of us leaders, have 3.4 blind spots
-the reality is most of us don’t really have any idea they exist
– do you have any blind spots? the research says we do, are we the exception–how do we identify them?
-a spouse or family member can give you their perspective, so can a direct supervisor, your peers, and/or your direct reports
-how does your past mess with your present is crucial information for you to understand
how do you grow?
-it won’t happen in isolation
it requires honest feedback, sometimes even, professional counselors
Everyone wins when we, as leaders get better in self-awareness.