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Self-awareness is crucial to build strong leaders

This article was based on the interview with Kelsey Bishop of Candor by Greg Kihlström for The Agile Brand with Greg Kihlström podcast. Listen to the original episode here:

Leadership is a critical aspect of any organization, as it sets the tone for the team and influences their performance and productivity. In the podcast, the Kelsey Bishop from Candor emphasizes the importance of self-awareness for leaders in effectively impacting their teams. Self-awareness refers to the ability to recognize and understand one’s own emotions, strengths, weaknesses, and impact on others.

The guest speaker suggests that self-awareness is crucial in leadership because it allows leaders to understand how their actions and behaviors affect their teams. By being self-aware, leaders can identify their strengths and weaknesses and make necessary adjustments to improve their leadership style. This self-reflection enables leaders to adapt their approach to better support their team members and create a positive work environment.

To develop self-awareness, the guest speaker recommends coaching and 360 reviews. Coaching provides leaders with guidance and support to enhance their self-awareness and leadership skills. It allows leaders to receive feedback from a professional coach who can help them identify blind spots and areas for improvement. Additionally, 360 reviews involve gathering feedback from colleagues, superiors, and subordinates, providing leaders with a comprehensive view of their strengths and areas of development.

The guest speaker also mentions the importance of platforms like Candor in building self-awareness. Candor is a tool that helps individuals develop self-awareness by providing a candor profile. This profile allows leaders to gain insights into their communication style, strengths, and areas for growth. By utilizing platforms like Candor, leaders can gain a deeper understanding of their impact on others and make necessary adjustments to improve their leadership effectiveness.

In conclusion, the podcast highlights the importance of self-awareness for leaders in building cohesive and high-performing teams. It emphasizes the role of platforms like Candor in facilitating self-awareness, communication, and collaboration within teams. By fostering self-awareness and creating a positive work environment, leaders can enhance job satisfaction, engagement, and productivity within their teams. Self-awareness is key for leaders as it allows them to understand their own impact on their team and take steps to create a supportive and motivating work environment.

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