Effective leadership is a challenging process that can be mastered by exercising the corner stone of professional development on a daily bases and that is self-assessments. Assess This: “The power of Introspection for leaders” will help you through that critical skill. When conducted honestly and appropriately, it’s the gateway to your professional growth as a leader. What is self-assessment? A skill set that you routinely use to help you evaluate your day to day duties and decision making process. Learning opportunities are drawn from your daily experiences and lessons learned are reviewed or recommendations for fixes are identified. This process highlights your strengths, weaknesses and the interactions you have within your team with a thorough evaluation. Thus resulting in a higher level of self-awareness and a realistic view of how you truly are as a leader. It can be painful; however these strategies will assist you to succeed in every aspect of your professional development and your life. • Learn How…. • You can really break the cycle of not being able to assess yourself • Your character traits plays an important role as to how others see you • Stewardship of your mission/vision/philosophy is critical to success • Effective communication skills both verbal and nonverbal increases productivity • Be the standard bearer, set the right example • Transforming and mentoring key leaders helps them grow professionally • Empowering those you lead, provides a sense of trust and allows for critical thinking • Identify the influences and stresses in the work environment that affects others • Your presence inspires others in the organization to succeed • Creating your legacy leads to your fulfillment and success.