How self-aware are you, really?

To be self-aware means to see not only yourself clearly, but also to understand how others see you. The best leaders know this concept well: CEOs have both the confidence to make tough calls and the humility to ask for and receive feedback, write McKinsey’s Carolyn Dewar, Scott Keller, and Vik Malhotra in CEO Excellence. Whether you’re looking to improve yourself, your organization, or entire systems, check out these insights to get clear about where you are now before determining where to go next.

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