Daniel Goleman, in his ground-breaking book*, showed us three lenses or perspectives to consider when increasing self-awareness:
- Emotional Self-Awareness: Labeling one’s own emotions and measuring their impact.
- Accurate Self-Assessment: Reflection is not enough. This is about reflecting accurately on our strengths and limitations.
- 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.