Iagree with you about the definition of self-awareness and the idea ofa person recognizing personal feelings. It is true thatself-awareness is necessary for leaders and managers alike. I findthe qualities you have identified as being insightful and consistentwith your explanation, as well as the case of Tasha. That wascreative and relevant to the self-awareness question.
Inan agreement to your initial argument, I think that nursing leadersare defined more by their emotional intelligence than any otherskill. This is because of the importance of the skill in thedevelopment of a leader and the growth of other professional skills.The case of a unit in the hospital is good. I only think you couldhave explained it more to give the juicy information. All in all, youmade a good case, which I agree with.
Iagree with your explanation of the emotional intelligence as aconstituent part of not only leadership but also in self-awareness. Ithink the behavioral integrity of the nursing leader is shaped by hisor her behaviors, which are a result of the self-awareness level.Therefore, I find the qualities you explained being relevant to themodern day nursing leadership environment. This is what leads to astrong personality that you have explained in your last point beforethe case example.
Youbrought out very good points on self-awareness, especially thedefinition of the concept as it relates to leadership. I agree withyour point on assertiveness. I think that a person cannot beself-aware if he or she cannot be assertive enough to show thatidentity to people. Therefore, a nursing leader should build aculture of discovering themselves if they have to influence otherpeople through leadership. I think the example you explained at workfurther explains the points.