Perception is reality. While you perceive yourself to be an effective leader even under stress, do your colleagues share this perception of you? Your perception of effective leadership may be shared by others who work with you. People in leadership may see a relationship between “leaders in title” and “leaders in action” from their own experiences, but this is not guaranteed. Understanding yourself is imperative. Embracing your strengths and appreciating others’ perceptions of you help you to be a better leader. Possessing a keen sense of self will help you to be an authentic leader and provide insights about what makes you stand out to others. While not all leaders possess distinguishable leadership traits or skill sets, certain commonalities are expected from all leaders. Take the time to know yourself by investing in assessments and candid discussions designed to embrace the leader that you are in your heart and mind.
Perception is Reality: Your Strengths Matter