In this chapter I outline:

•  Why it is important that you increase your self awareness to become a better leader

•  Techniques you can use to increase your self-awareness

•  A self-assessment leadership model.

Increasing your self-awareness as a leader

It is commonly acknowledged that there are three basic ways to become a leader:

•  Some people demonstrate extraordinary leadership qualities in a crisis or important event, which causes them to rise to the occasion.

•  Some people are born with natural personality traits that lead them into leadership roles.

•  Some people can learn leadership skills and choose to become leaders. I am sure that this applies to you and it is the principle on which this book is based. ...

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