The above graphic demonstrates the connection between:
- one’s self and the related personal growth
- the design of, and living out a satisfying and meaningful personal life
- a career that is aligned with who we are at the core with enhanced Leadership effectiveness.
Connection and Authenticity are central to the process.
Self-awareness is about connection. As I grow in my understanding of who I am, my likes and dislikes, strengths and weaknesses, my gifts and talents, behaviors, personality and so forth, it connects me emotionally and pragmatically to who I am. I am self-connected and in this awareness, I am better able to connect with others.
Authenticity is a life lived congruent to our growing self-awareness. When I understand who I am, I am better equipped to not subject myself to the shoulds and expectations of others. I live a life that is increasingly congruent and authentic in all areas.