Risk Taker? Fixer? Builder? Change Agent? Nurturer? Collaborator?
What best describes how others view your leadership style? What are the ideal conditions (company culture + job responsibilities) that allow your strengths to shine?
Leaders are responsible for honing and developing their leadership capability over time. In the beginning, the new leader can feel confined by assumed constraints. They work hard to understand the playing field and apply general management principles. Over time, self-aware leaders take advantage of feedback cues to leverage their strengths and shore up any shortcomings (and we all have shortcomings).
At some point leaders should have enough insight to recognize their signature strengths and the situations that allow for their greatest contribution.
Leaders with high self awareness will attract the right opportunities.