I think your only salvation is in finding yourself,
and you will never find yourself unless you quit preconceiving
what you will be when you have found yourself.
— ROBERT HENRI
Just as a compelling insight forms the foundation of a leader’s effectiveness at winning intellectual commitment, so self-awareness is the necessary foundation for winning emotional commitment. Self-awareness means tuning into one’s own inner world. Daniel Goleman wrote that self-awareness is “the keystone of emotional intelligence.”1 Without self-awareness leaders cannot even recognize or acknowledge their own emotions, let alone manage them in anything ...