Self-Awareness is the capacity for introspection and the ability to recognise oneself as an individual separate from the environment and other individuals. Natural talent, passion, determination, intelligence, charisma, experience–they’re all important traits when developing leadership. However self-awareness is a critical component to unlock the best in yourself and others. Self-awareness helps us discover our talents. It points us in a direction for growth, encourages us to learn, and aids us in assessing difficult situations. Tapping into it doesn’t just make you a better leader–it’s what makes you a better friend, a better leader, a better student, a better person all round.