“Be yourself; everyone else is already taken” - Oscar Wilde

Having an objective view of your strengths and weaknesses as a leader isn’t always easy, which is why getting some external help can make all the difference.


Find a quiet place where you won’t be disturbed and, just for a few minutes, think about how you would describe your leadership style. Dig deeper... ask yourself what type of leader do want to be? Where do I want to take my team and how am I going to get them there? Are you really able to recognise specific strengths and weaknesses? Do you really know yourself as well as you thought?

First and foremost you have to have a clear idea of who you want to be as a leader. What do you want to be known for? What legacy do you wish to leave? Can you identify the leadership skills you lack? Are you really clear about what type of leader your team – and indeed the whole organisation – needs?

Sunita Sehmi

Sunita Sehmi is an executive coach, trainer and consultant. In addition to her own consultancy service Walk The Talk, Sunita also works as a coach for the High Potential Leadership Programme at IMD Business School and as a business mentor at the Branson School of Entrepreneurship.