3 Lenses to Build Self-Awareness

Daniel Goleman, in his ground-breaking book*, showed us three lenses or perspectives to consider when increasing self-awareness:

  1. Emotional Self-Awareness: Labeling one’s own emotions and measuring their impact.
  2. Accurate Self-Assessment: Reflection is not enough. This is about reflecting accurately on our strengths and limitations.
  3. Self-Confidence: Understanding your worth and the value you’re able to bring to your endeavors.

In essence, the three lenses allow a school leader to hone-in that “gut sense” to make better decisions faster.

Ultimately these capabilities to build self-awareness determine how well we can manage ourselves.





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