Pa Joof, renowned business strategist and speaker, reflects on the important role that self-awareness plays in the life of leaders and offers five steps for cultivating self-awareness.
LONDON, UK — October 20, 2016 — Executive coach, renowned business strategist and speaker, Pa Joof posted a new article on his website entitled, “On a Scale of 1 to 10, How Self-Aware Are You?” in which Mr. Joof defines self-awareness and offers tips to further develop the skill.
According to Joof, “Self-awareness is defined as having a clear understanding of your personality or individuality and understanding how your behavior affects others as well as your attitude and responses. In addition, self-awareness includes having an understanding of how you are perceived by others.” He continues adding, “In today’s business world, self-awareness is considered essential for successful leadership.”
Joof writes, “According to top talent acquisition groups focused on helping companies hire those with leadership skills, self-awareness is the first quality for which they screen.” “They know,” says Joof, “that leaders who foster self-awareness develop tools for leveraging their strengths and confronting their weaknesses. These are the kind of people who earn credibility and cultivate relationships based on trust and respect. “
As Joof explains, “One of the finer qualities of someone who is self-aware is that they remain open to new ideas, inquiry, and constructive criticism.” He adds, “So whether you are looking to join a group or company and rise through the ranks as a leader or you are leading your own company or organization, ask yourself how self-aware you are.”
Read the entire article here. //
About Pa Joof:
Internationally renowned as a business leader, motivational speaker, and life coach, Pa Joof is an expert in unleashing human potential. The former European Head of Banking for a Fortune 500 company, Pa oversaw sales and corporate training initiatives and was responsible for over $1 billion in assets. He routinely lends his business acumen to leading companies from diverse industries, including market-leaders such as HSBC, Hilton, O2, Deloitte & Touche, Barclays, Connexions, Aviva, Foot Locker and United Bank of Africa. He has shared his ideas with select audiences who occupy top-management positions, live crowds of thousands, and has even reached millions through his appearances on prominent networks such as ABC, FOX, NBC, CBS, SABC, VARA. Having risen to such heights, Pa has taken on the challenge of helping others do the same. Now, Pa shares his inspiring story with others, using his entrepreneurial spirit and life-affirming attitude to motivate others into surpassing their greatest expectations.
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