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Five Keys to Powerful Business Relationships: How to Become More Productive, Effective and Influential by Steve Vucelich, Joseph Sperry, Sallie Sherman

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KEY #5Manage Yourself Before You Manage Others

Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom.

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There is growing emphasis on self-awareness a key characteristic of effective business people, especially leaders, in this world of networking and collaboration. That is because self-awareness allows us to be more aware of how we come across—and the more we understand that, the more effective we are likely to be.

What Is Self-Awareness?

If we are self-aware, we are clear—we don’t deceive ourselves—about our strengths, limitations, hopes, emotional responses, and their impact on our behavior. In addition, we have a pretty good idea regarding ...

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