Understanding the Unique Importance of Self-Awareness in Leader Development
21 Pages Posted: 12 Jul 2014
Date Written: July 10, 2014
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.
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