The Benefits of Self Evaluation / Self Awareness as It Relates to Leaders in Today’s Organizations

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1. THE BENEFITS OF SELF EVALUATION / SELF AWARENESS AS IT RELATES TO LEADERS IN TODAY’S ORGANIZATIONS
The study of human behaviour is critical to the effectiveness of organizations. Organizational behaviour is “a field of study that investigates the impact that individuals, groups, and structure have on behaviour within organizations, for the purpose of applying such knowledge toward improving an organization’s effectiveness” (Robins, 2001).
Every established organization strives to achieve its goals and business objectives, yet at their peak are managers, leaders, who have been vested with the responsibilities to ensure that these goals and objectives are actualized. The success of these leaders therefore becomes corresponding to the
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They are: one, clarifying the center, which means being able to determine ones core values and stand by them. Two, clarifying what’s possible, that is, having a target or pursuit, goals and aspirations being desirable for achievement. Three, clarifying what others have to contribute, the ability to see where others can contribute and knowing who to depend on. Four, motivating and helping others to contribute, which means providing the enabling environment for others to use their skills and contribute to the leader’s vision. Five, relentless assertion, the ‘never say die’ spirit, never give up. And six, celebrating every progress made, establishing milestones and recognizing those who made it there. These are principles effective leaders must hold and exhibit and they come from proper self-evaluation.
In conclusion, all these great benefits of self-evaluation as it concerns leaders today cannot be effectual unless these leaders are disciplined. Discipline in conducting a proper self-assessment and using the outcome constructively. Leaders must work to constantly evaluate the changes taking place within from past evaluations, monitor their own progress and continue to seek out ways to improve their leadership skills and ultimately become successful people leading their organizations to success.

2. PRACTICAL STEPS TO REDUCING PREJUDICE IN MY WORKPLACE
Prejudice has been

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