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Leadership and Self-Awareness

The older you get the more realize that life is all about leadership.  We live in a world that is consumed with leadership, leadership styles and the effects of leadership on success.  There are thousands of books and millions of blogpost/articles written on the subject of leadership.  John Maxwell alone has sold over 19 million books.

Leadership success primarily boils down to self-awareness. If a person is self-aware they can make the necessary adjustments and surround themselves with people that have complimentary skill sets. The bottom line is every organization or team is going to have an established culture, the best leaders have the self-awareness to understand what that culture is and the influence their leadership has on that established culture.

Leaders who lack self-awareness generally create a culture that is undesirable for themselves and others. The leader with great self-awareness has a much better chance to create a culture of success.  Good or bad, the self-aware leader can at-least understand their role in situations and interactions.

If you want to be a better leader, strive for greater self-awareness.

Have you seen the lack of self-awareness of a leader or individuals negatively affect an organization or team?

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Scott Williams served as a key leader and Campus Pastor for LifeChurch.tv. He is the Chief Solutions Officer for Nxt Level Solutions, a consulting company he founded to help businesses, non-profits and individuals with both internal and external growth. Scott is speaker, strategist, consultant and developer of leaders. He is an avid blogger at BigIsTheNewSmall.com, and leverages Social Media to make a Kingdom impact. Scott is passionate about leadership development, organizational growth and diversity. He is the author of “Church Diversity – Sunday The Most Segregated Day Of The Week.” Scott is married, a father of two, and lives in Oklahoma City, OK.