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The Self-Aware Leader

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The Self-Aware Leader

Play to Your Strengths and Unleash Your Team

HarperCollins Leadership,

15 mins. de lectura
8 ideas fundamentales
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Leaders without self-awareness often fail. To succeed, they must quickly learn who and what they are.

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What subverts young leaders, sabotages their activities and destroys their careers? Their lack of self-awareness. Without knowing themselves, these leaders also don’t know their major strengths or weaknesses. As a result, they often stumble and fail. A lack of self-awareness can also plague senior leaders who become locked into old patterns, says leadership expert John C. Maxwell. A prolific author on how to make the most of your work and your life, he teaches leaders how to develop self-awareness for their own fulfillment and for the benefit of their teams and organizations.


Leaders who are not self-aware find it hard to lead.

Being unaware of their own strengths and weaknesses often undermines leaders. If you must ask whether you are self-aware, you probably aren’t.

The most knowledgeable executive coaches agree that the absence of self-awareness is a common problem for many leaders. However, you can fix this dangerous blind spot and deliberately develop your self-awareness. You can figure out who you are, catalog your personal and professional assets, and understand what type of leader you are and want to be.

As you build your self-understanding by working through a process of discovery, the way you collaborate with the people you lead will almost surely improve.

To lead others, you must first lead yourself.

Leading yourself is more of a challenge than leading others. Many of history’s greatest leaders – “King David, George Washington, Mahatma Gandhi…Martin Luther King” – sometimes found it difficult to lead themselves.

Why do so many leaders – particularly young ones – inadvertently hold themselves back? Why do they often stumble? The answer is simple: ...

About the Author

New York Times best-selling author John C. Maxwell is a speaker, coach and pastor whose books have sold millions of copies in 50 languages. His million-selling titles include The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership; Developing the Leader Within You; and The 21 Indispensable Qualities of a Leader.

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