As a manager you rarely get to hear the most important points of criticism. Because it takes courage and motivation to deliver that kind of message. Imagine a co-worker, middle manager or employee who wants to give you some criticism, how do you react?
Self-awareness is important in order to develop effective leadership skills:
- Practice your ability to receive and invite to feedback that increases your own knowledge about how you react, how other people perceive you and how you affect others
- Seek out honest feedback and listen with an open mind to what is being said
- Show Courage, Integrity and Capacity for Action and make up your mind to change a bad habit or reaction