Whether you are in leadership or not, self-awareness is a non-negotiable trait. Understanding who you are, your values, beliefs, and strengths is critical to how you show up for others. Consider a personal S.W.O.T. tool to understand yourself and the people around you. S.W.O.T stands for Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, and Threats.
Think about the following questions:
Strengths: What are your strengths? How do you gauge your strengths in your workplace? What do your strengths help you to achieve?
Weaknesses: What are key areas that you need to focus upon? What gets in the way of you being the best person you can be?
Opportunities: What are the opportunities for growth available to you? What do you need to do more of to grow and develop?
Threats: What is getting in the way? What are the political, social, economic, and or relationship challenges you are experiencing? What can you do about them?
Once you have engaged with your personal S.W.O.T tool connect with two or three trusted colleagues and share some of your insights. Invite them to share how they see you at work. Once done, collate the data and form an action plan. For a copy of an action plan, contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.