Self-Awareness in Leading
Self-awareness involves the ability of a personto identify his emotions at that particular moment and proceed toperform his or her duties nevertheless (Taft, 2006). A good leadershould be able to identify his emotions and the impact they have onhis life. Understanding the emotions will help in knowing thepossible limitations that would be caused by the prevailing emotions.For instance, a good leader will know that when he is angry, he isbound to interact poorly with his juniors. In that scenario, heshould avoid anger as much contact as possible.
Self-awareness also involves being conscious ofwhat you are good at and admitting that there is always more tolearn. Such a leader will be willing to own up to his or her mistakesinstead of making excuses or calling it someone else’s fault. Whena leader is honest with her own self, she acknowledges her weaknessesbecause that is what people with high self-awareness do. Even whenleaders fail to acknowledge their weaknesses, others will still seethem.
Communication for an Outreach Program
The best method to be used in suchcommunication would be meetings. I believe that one-on-onecommunication with stakeholders has more impact than sending memosand emails. At the same time, meetings allow the conveyance of themessage through facial expressions. In the event that thestakeholders are not within reach, I would prefer to use conferencecalls. This way, all the stakeholders will be able to makecontributions in real time their physical location notwithstanding.
In order to make the plan a reality, the use ofstrategic management skills in the creation and implementation ofgoals is prudent. I would ensure that every stakeholder gets a gripon what are the specific objectives of the community reach program(David & David, 2016). I would then lay out an implementationplan for the outreach initiative. In addition, I will also be open tosuggestions from the stakeholders because without them, theinitiative will never be a reality.
David, F., & David, F. R. (2016). StrategicManagement: A Competitive Advantage Approach, Concepts and Cases.London: PearsonCollege Division
Taft, S. H. (2006). Emotionally intelligentleadership in nursing and health care organizations. Managementand Leadership for Nurse Administrators. Boston, MA: Jones andBartlett Publishers, 28-44.