The 16%

I’ve come to believe that people skills, more often than technical skills, determine how successful a leader will be.  Granted, he/she has to have good technical skills for the particular job.  That’s almost a given.  We might say that great technical skills are crucial, but insufficient for success.  It takes more.

Strangely enough, good people skills do not start with how you relate to others.  Good people skills start with how you relate to yourself.  What does it mean to possess good self-awareness?  Here are four  traits of a person with a strong sense of self-awareness.

  1. Aware of Emotions—To be a good leader, you need to be aware of what emotions you are feeling and how and why you are reacting to a particular emotion.  You can’t just stuff emotions.  Those emotions are having an impact on you and on the people around you.  If you are not aware…

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