Self-Awareness and Continous Self-Development Essays
1.2 Self-Awareness and its importance
The first step towards self-development is being able to identify the areas that require development. Maslow (1970) …show more content…
Yammarino & Atwater (1992) suggest that self-perception could me made more accurate when we compare self-ratings and the feedback we receive from people around us. Similarly Wohlers & London (1989) see self-awareness as the degree to which an individual sees himself as others see him. Ashford (as cited in Fletcher & Bailey, 2003) suggests that managers with low self-awareness are likely to disregard feedback and have negative attitudes towards work. Self-awareness is challenging in this context, as it is difficult to see in us what other see. So self-awareness could be more effective when we assess our own opinion with the respect to the feedback we receive from our colleagues. Self-reflective learning also stimulates self-awareness, which can be related to learning from experience.
By being self-aware I would be able to approach my career in more realistic way, as I would be familiar with my strengths and weaknesses. Also it is helpful in stressful situations revolving around risk taking and interaction with people. Increased self-awareness of my emotions would help me as a manager to