1. Do you agree that self-awareness is essential for being a good leader? Can you think of some specific negative consequences that might result from a leader not having self-awareness?

2. Extroversion is often considered a ‘‘good’’ quality for a leader to have. Why might introversion be considered an equally positive quality?

3. A survey found that 79 percent of CEOs surveyed fall into the category of being ‘‘highly optimistic,’’ whereas a much lower percentage of chief financial officers were rated as highly optimistic. Do you think these differences reflect personality characteristics or the different requirements of the two jobs? Discuss.