Better Than Before Episode 241: Strengthening Your Self-Awareness

Our podcast is designed to provide you with top business insights, fresh perspectives from world-class guests, and the tools you need to lead better than before. In this episode, Tony Richards answers listener questions and provides guidance on how to strengthen your self-awareness to become a better leader.

Segment 1: Tony Richards answers questions submitted by listeners.

01:00 – Welcome to Better Than Before

06:30 – Listener Questions:

When faced with two equally qualified candidates, how do you determine whom to hire?

What is one characteristic that every leader should possess?

What is the biggest challenge facing leaders today?

What is one mistake you witness leaders making more frequently than others?

What is one behavior or trait that you have seen derail more leaders’ careers?

What advice would you give someone going into a leadership position for the first time?

Segment 2: Leadership Lesson: Strengthening Your Self-Awareness

37:00 – The Power of Knowledge

39:30 – Knowing Yourself

37:00 – Refuse to Compromise

To know yourself and not others, gives you half a chance of winning. Knowing neither yourself or your competition puts you in a position to lose. – Sun-Tzu #BetterThanBefore


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Better than Before is hosted by Tony Richards and produced by Clear Vision Development Group. Our staff includes William Foster and Whitney Coker. You can subscribe or leave a review for Better than Before on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, and iHeartRadio. If you have a leadership question you would like answered on the show, email us at

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