Dare to Know Yourself
Develop Self-Assurance by Identifying Your Weaknesses
Know yourself. Don't accept your dog's admiration as conclusive evidence that you are wonderful.
Successful executive leaders are self-aware. It's almost impossible to dare, and certainly impossible to lead, without knowing who you are. Clearly defining your vision and values on a regular basis is the first step toward that strong sense of self. But you also need to know where you fit in that vision, and that requires a clear and calm appraisal of your own strengths and weaknesses.
Susan Grant is the executive vice president of CNN News Services, a division of CNN Worldwide, and one of the strongest leaders I have ever met. Under Susan's stewardship, ...