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Self-awareness is definitely an essential element to being an effective leader. According to Rath (2008), the most effective leaders know better than to try to be someone they are not, with the key to developing themselves coming from building on who they already are. Leaders who are conscious of their strengths and limitations can seek partnership with individuals who possess different strengths than their own to maximize productivity (Rath, 2008). For example, I know I lack the intricate skills of an arranger who is able organize complex dynamic environments that I may take hours to figure out. One of my closest co-workers has the strength of an arranger and anytime we work together, she takes care of those details while I utilize my

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