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Great leaders spend time on their personal development. They recognise that leading and inspiring others requires a skill-set that includes good communication, interpersonal expertise, emotional intelligence and mentoring skills. Self-awareness is the foundational skill for personal growth and leadership development. It requires the courage to explore how you think and how you make sense of your world. According to Hendrie Weisinger (1998), "you must understand what is important to you, how you experience things, what you want, how you feel and how you come across to others.”