Awareness of others is about noticing and acknowledging others, ensuring others feel valued and adjusting your leadership style to best fit with others. Leaders high in this skill are often described as Empathetic rather than Insensitive to others and their feelings. Awareness of others is important in leadership because:
• Leadership is fundamentally about facilitating performance and the way others feel is directly linked to the way the perform,
• Awareness of others is necessary in order to take effective steps to influence and facilitate others’ performance, and
• To get the best out of people, leaders need to adjust their leadership style to best fit with the people and situation they are leading.