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5 Ways Self-Assessment Makes You A Better Leader

A self-assessment is to help an individual know how strong their abilities are and make changes if needed.

In some organizations, self-assessment is part of the formal employee review, where employees may provide a version of their growth over the past year or months.

Although some organizations give little importance to it, others value it because of its benefits. It could be difficult at first, but with time, one may get the hang of it.

Self-assessment involves asking questions like these:

● What are my strengths?

● What are my weaknesses?

● What are the obstacles I may face?

● What is emotional and social intelligence?

Let us consider what self-assessment can teach us regarding social and emotional intelligence:

1) Understanding other people’s emotions. When we can assess ourselves and realize that we need to make changes about being socially intelligent, it helps us to understand other people’s feelings and know what is going on with them. As a leader your ability to understand and empathize with others allows your team to feel valued.

2) Teaches us communication skills. If you can determine that you need to improve how you communicate or relay information to others, you can improve your communication skills by tactfulness. Your team may

3) Helps build good relationships. Building a good relationship requires emotional and social intelligence. If you identify what could help you develop good relationships with those around you, you can form friendships and relationships lasting a lifetime. You can collaborate for mutual benefit.

4) It can enhance social skills. It’s important to know how to create a common ground where others feel welcomed and important. When people feel needed and important around you, they will always like to be around you.

5) It can help build self-awareness. You’ll be better able to comprehend your emotions, understand how you feel, and how your actions can affect others around you. You know how to control your emotions when necessary. Especially when you have anger issues, you can assess your triggers and prevent them.

By understanding and putting these factors into action thoughtfully and deliberately, you can make a vast difference in your life. You will become more compassionate towards others and be able to form more fulfilling and rewarding relationships. Success will come easier for you. And you’ll more thoroughly enjoy your life.

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