The best leaders I know are self-aware leaders. They know their strengths and their weaknesses. They don’t let their ego drive the proverbial car off into the ditch. They are self-aware.

Strengths and Weaknesses

If you don’t know your strengths and weaknesses, I recommend two things:

1. Take the Strength’s Finder.

2. Ask someone you trust to help you identify your strengths and your weaknesses.

Danger Zone

In other words, where are you most vulnerable to temptations? What has the potential to wreck you, and everything you have worked for in your life? This is such an important question for leaders to answer. If you don’t know you are already in trouble.

This might help you identify your danger zones. When you’re hurt, angry, lonely, or tired, what do you reach for to help you cope? Be honest and don’t just say, Jesus!

Know Your Limits

We all have limitations. It is vital that we know these, because there is nothing worse than a leader who can’t recognize his/her limitations. They stunt growth in the organization, simply because they are egomaniacs who think they are the best at everything. Know what you are good at and what you are not. Don’t hold talented people back simply because you can’t let it go. You are human and therefore have limits. Know them!

Running on Empty

Check your R.P.M.S.

1. Relational

2. Physical

3. Mental

4. Spiritual

If you will gauge these four areas of importance and have someone give you feedback, then you will have a good sense of where things are currently in your life. You will be more self-aware.


Pastor Daniel