ALFRED OJEJINMI, CPM
PRESBEUO GROUP, INC.
EAST BRUNSWICK, N.J.
John Quincy Adams, sixth presi- dent of the United States, said, “If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do
more and become more, you are a
leader.” This describes the essence of
discovering who you are and developing your self-awareness.
Self-awareness is being conscious
of what you are good at while
acknowledging what you still have
to learn. The absence or lack of self-awareness can lead to low self-esteem
and affects the leadership potential
and capacity of the individual. If
you do not know who you are and
what you were designed to do, then
you will continue to live below your
potential and will not be able to lead
in the workplace or community.
If you want to become an effective leader, you must know yourself,
identify who you are and understand
your strengths, weaknesses, interests
Self-awareness is about knowing
yourself, understanding your passion, talents and knowing the effects
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these have on others.
When you lack self-awareness,
you tend to develop low self-esteem
because you are ignorant of your
emotional intelligence, which can
weaken your leadership ability. Low
self-esteem puts a limit on our potential, which remains dormant, untapped and unused. Learning ways
to improve your sense of self will increase your success, unlock your hidden talents and improve your leadership capability.
Low self-esteem can unknowingly
infiltrate your way of thinking and
stop you from growing. L.C. Robin-
son said, “Things may happen around
you, and things may happen to you,
but the only things that really count
are the things that happen in you.”
And according to Ralph Waldo
Emerson, “What lies behind us and
what lies before us are tiny matters
compared to what lies within us.”
Remember that you have great-
ness, high self-esteem and strong
leadership within you—find ways to
bring it out!
The Real Estate Management Professional
The Thirteenth in a Leadership Series
By Alfred Ojejinmi
IREM® White Paper