Both Male and Female Leaders Need to Work on Self-Awareness

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When it comes to core leadership traits — empathy, conflict management, influence, and self-awareness — women have the edge over men, according to a new Hay Group study.

Matthew Fritz‘s insight:

Self-awareness, a foundational EQ skill, is extremely important for any developing leader. Important to recall is that all of us are developing on a continual basis. As such, Your ability to accurately recognize your emotions and tendencies to respond to different people and situations is very important. Realize the link between feelings and what you think, say, and do.

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Matthew Fritz is a leader and mentor in the field of complex organizational change, emotional intelligence, and organization strategy. A successful DoD senior-acquisition program manager and test leader, Matt has earned documented success in the areas of test and evaluation, assessment, technology development and flight operations. He has specialized experience in cost, schedule and performance management and is an active duty Field-Grade Officer with command-experience in the United States Air Force. Matt is also a certified acquisition professional, as well as a certified Emotional Intelligence Trainer/Practitioner. He is the Author of an instructional book entitled, “Leveraging Your LinkedIn Profile for Success” and actively blogs with other military leaders at, as well as his personal blog at He and his wife, Stacy, enjoy life with their daughter and son in New Mexico.

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