Self-Awareness: The Key to Better Educational Leadership

An effective leader exhibits a number of features that motivate people to follow them. Honesty, charisma, confidence, know-how, a willingness to take risks — the qualities of a better leader are myriad and diverse. One of the most important characteristics in an effective leader is also one you can further develop with a bit of effort and reflection: self-awareness.


Whether you’ve been leading an organization for years or you’re embarking on a path to become a better leader, self-awareness is an essential part of educational leadership success. Knowing your desires, feelings, strengths, weaknesses and motivations will not just help you reach your goals, it will keep you firmly in control of yourself through good times and bad.…

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