Understanding the Unique Importance of Self-Awareness in Leader Development

21 Pages Posted: 12 Jul 2014

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Richard R. Reilly

Stevens Institute of Technology - School of Business

Peter G. Dominick

Stevens Institute of Technology - School of Business

Allison Gabriel

Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU)

Date Written: July 10, 2014

Abstract

Leadership scholars often operationalize self-awareness as self-other agreement about behavior. However, this approach offers little developmental utility for leaders. We establish a three-dimensional direct measure of self-awareness, validated against actual 360-degree rated behavior and self-other agreement measures. Incremental validity beyond that of other leader effectiveness predictors is also assessed.

Suggested Citation

Reilly, Richard R. and Dominick, Peter and Gabriel, Allison, Understanding the Unique Importance of Self-Awareness in Leader Development (July 10, 2014). Howe School Research Paper No. 2014-32. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2464649 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2464649

Richard R. Reilly (Contact Author)

Stevens Institute of Technology - School of Business ( email )

Hoboken, NJ 07030
United States

Peter Dominick

Stevens Institute of Technology - School of Business ( email )

Hoboken, NJ 07030
United States

Allison Gabriel

Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) ( email )

1015 Floyd Avenue
Richmond, VA 23284
United States

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