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Areas of Self-Awareness and Types of Stressors

The five most critical areas of self-awareness are emotional intelligence, personal values, cognitive style, orientation toward change, and core self-evaluation.

*First, describe each of these areas and discuss why they are important to self-awareness and effective managerial performance.
*Then discuss which areas you believe you excel in and which areas you feel you need to improve upon.
*Lastly, what action steps can you take to improve in the areas you feel you are weakest?

*Describe the four main types of stressors . Which of these stressors do you encounter most often in your daily activities? What strategies could you employ to reduce or eliminate the stressors that affect you most?
*Describe a complex problem that you were able to successfully solve using creative problem solving skills.

Explain the problem.
Describe the process you used to generate ideas.
Discuss how you decided on a course of action or solution.
What conceptual blocks affected your ability to solve the problem creatively?
How did you overcome them?

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The five most critical areas of self-awareness are emotional intelligence, personal values, cognitive style, orientation toward change, and core self-evaluation.

*First, describe each of these areas and discuss why they are important to self-awareness and effective managerial performance.

Self-awareness is the ability to recognize your strengths, weaknesses, and abilities to the extent that you can capitalize on your strengths and actively work to minimize your weaknesses. Emotional intelligence is the ability to intelligently control your emotions by regulating your emotional behavior and not allowing emotions to dictate your life or your actions. Personal values are those ethical norms that you believe in such as morality or what is considered right or wrong according to your personal ethos. Cognitive style is how a person deduces information and engages in problem-solving. Orientation toward change is how a person ...

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This solution provides descriptions about the five areas of self-awareness (emotional intelligence, personal values, cognitive style, orientation toward change, core self-evaluation) and four types of stressors.

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