Chapter 1

Who am I? (self-awareness, strengths and the EQ factor)

‘Leadership – it is an extension of personality. It is the most personal thing in the world for the simple reason that it is just plain you.’


What if I told you that there was one killer leadership competency that, if cultivated, would help you be a better, more positive leader in every way? And what if I said that this cool meta-skill would stand the test of time and see you through any leadership challenge?

Well, there is, and it’s called self-awareness.

As a leadership topic, self-awareness usually gets a bum rap, particularly in the Western world where macho, testosterone-pumped leaders often sneer at it. Yet it’s ...

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