• Most leaders understand the importance of self-awareness, but their self-assessments can be inaccurate when it comes to their learning needs.
  • People who evaluate themselves most accurately accept that their perspective is often biased and strive for greater objectivity.
  • Pay attention to how you talk to yourself about yourself and question the validity of that self-talk to achieve greater objectivity.
  • When receiving criticism, don’t respond defensively. Instead, question the accuracy of your initial reaction and consider the facts to discover the truth.

A balanced inner voice should report the facts of a situation and serve as a “fair witness” to help you see areas in which you could improve and how to do so