The confidence to know you do not always have the answers and are not always right is the core strength of a good leader.
Self-awareness is crucial as this will allow you to leverage the strengths of the team around you when you are lacking skills necessary for the job. You must be able to take risks, learn, be courageous in not only collecting feedback on your work but also on yourself. Listening and embedding learnings and improvements is a rare skill, but necessary to grow as a leader. Being empathetic to others and providing them with feedback, whilst providing unwavering support can increase connection and belong within your team.
The facet is measured in the following areas:
Confident - are you firm in your beliefs and trust yourself?
Self-aware - are you open to honest and open communication? can you take constructive criticism?
Courageous and risk-taking - do you have a willingness to take chances?
Interpersonal skills and empathy - do you experience and attune yourself to the feelings of others?
Instilling connection and belonging - do you try to bring diverse people together and enjoy collaborating with others?
You are highly confident and secure in who you are and self-aware enough to grow and develop as you gain feedback and input from external sources. You are highly attuned to others and able to create opportunities for improvement and create balance throughout your life.
There is room to improve your self-confidence and therefore your self-awareness. You are not always comfortable with criticism and find it difficult sometimes to stay neutral and take it as a perspective that might be useful for growth.
You are not confident and can lack self-awareness, you are prone to take criticism, constructive or otherwise personally and often feel a sense of disconnect within a group or your team. Increasing confidence would enable you to achieve more growth and balance in your leadership role.
Self-awareness has no end goal, it is an ongoing, every day, learning process. Continuous improvement is necessary to continue on your journey as a confident and effective leader. If you can: 1. Achieve your goals, and 2. People want to work for you again, then you are on your way!