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Self-Awareness

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 ...

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