“The more you practice emotional self-awareness, the easier it becomes.”
How well do you understand your own emotions and their effect on your performance? Emotional Self-Awareness is being able to take an objective look at what you are feeling and why, and it’s one of the attributes of great leadership.
Leaders with good Emotional Self-Awareness can use positive leadership styles that motivate and inspire everyone on the team. Korn Ferry research found that among leaders with multiple strengths in Emotional Self-Awareness, 92% had teams with high energy and high performance, prepared to maximize every opportunity.
The 10-step roadmap to becoming emotionally self-aware:
- Connect with your emotions, understand what drives them
- Sense how others see you, learn how you impact on them
- Align your self-image with a larger reality
- Be objective about your strengths and limitations
- Foster a realistic sense of self-confidence
- Be clear on your values
- Connect with your sense of purpose
- Set a course of action. Be decisive
- Be candid and authentic
- Speak with conviction
Emotional Self-Awareness isn’t something that you achieve once and then forget about. You must make a determined choice to check in with your feelings as often as possible