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PA IN THE MEDIA

How to become a more self-aware leader

Katherine O’Halloran, a people and talent expert at PA Consulting, discusses the need to build a culture which is open to feedback to increase self-awareness across the organisation.

The article discusses the lack of self-awareness among senior managers, listing practising mindfulness, psychometric testing, feedback culture and more coaching and training, as top tips on how to become a more self-aware leader.

Katherine believes that building a culture where it is safe to give and receive feedback is a good way to increase self-awareness across the organisation. “The feedback process should set expectations of what behaviour is and isn’t appropriate. Giving managers the skills to give effective feedback should be a priority”, she says.

She adds that digital tools such as apps for giving and receiving feedback can help build self-awareness. “Industrial conglomerate GE has a performance development tool where all employees can highlight things their colleagues should continue and things that they may wish to consider”, Katherine says.

Read the full article in Ignites Europe FT

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