Want to be a better leader? Learn about yourself

‘Values should reflect who we are, but also who we want to be.’

The journey to becoming an authentic and effective leader starts by taking a moment to learn about yourself, says Jamie Marsh, director of BBA Career Services at the University of Wisconsin School of Business.

“You must know yourself and what you’re made of to be an effective leader,” says Marsh, who addressed CUNA Management School Monday in Madison, Wis.

She says leaders need to look within to determine their “why,” goals, values, and emotional intelligence. With that self-knowledge, people are equipped to become authentic leaders.

Marsh suggests answering these questions to gain self-knowledge:

 

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