Often, leaders spend way too much of their time being a technician when they should be spending time as an artist. It is called "the art of leadership" for a reason. The leader, like the artist, needs to know who he is. This is called self-awareness, which is a key attribute of effective leaders. Effective leaders spend time reflecting on their talents, skills, and knowledge.
The foundation of self-awareness is the ability to discover your talents (natural recurring thoughts, feelings, and behavior) and then developing them into strengths (the ability for a near perfect performance). As in most activities, an individual needs a tool to help discover his talents. Gallup’s StrengthFinder is supported by over fifty years of research and is a great way to discover your talents. For more information about this great tool, contact Pennyroyal Leadership Group at firstname.lastname@example.org