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Developing Self-Awareness

Understanding Yourself

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When actions and values are aligned, you feel positive and self-confident.

It is wisdom to know others; It is enlightenment to know one's self. – Lao-Tzu, Chinese philosopher

Have you ever worked with someone who was very self-aware?

This person considered the needs and feelings of others, took responsibility for her mistakes, was humble about her strengths, never said thoughtless things, and was aware of how her words and actions affected others.

Put simply, this person was great to work with!

Self-awareness is one of the most important qualities that you can have as a leader, and developing self-awareness is important in both your personal and professional life.

In this article we'll look at self-awareness in more detail, and we'll explore how you can develop yours....

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