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106 Ducere Est Servire: THE LEADERSHIP JOURNAL OF DALLAS BAPTIST UNIVERSITY developing humility and self-awareness. Humility is exhibited by openness and teachability with a minimal defense mechanism, no matter the leadership position. Factor 2: Become a Learner has implications for those seeking to acquire self-awareness. The commitment to developing self-awareness must not be a professional venture as becoming a learner is built upon living humbly. Learners apply curiosity to their entire personhood, seeking to know more about themselves and the accuracy of their perception of the world around them. Despite the expectation of leaders to be proficient in many areas, teachability and a willingness to learn are critical on the quest to self-awareness and provide a foundation for engaging the process. Factor 3: Engage the Process comes with a multitude of challenges and potentially personal baggage. It can be hard to develop the discipline of engagement, instead of depending upon motivation derived from the inherent benefits. Pain is required to move the process forward, facing elements of oneself often unpleasant. Perhaps the most challenging aspect of this process is that it is a process without end. The more selfawareness is attained the more self-awareness one realizes is required. This realization produces a cycle in those who are self-aware and engaging in the quest for self-awareness. At the same time, those who remain with low levels of the self-other agreement remain disengaged without intervention. It seems intervention may be required to see a sufficient increase in self-awareness in those with a low self-other agreement, which could materialize in the form of coaching. CONCLUSION Further research has been called for in this area by prior cases having been made for the legitimacy of this study.70 Conducting a formal study on the methods or factors of self-awareness on specific populations offers promise and a valuable contribution to leadership and selfawareness literature. The motivating goal for this field of study could be framed as the desire to learn traits of an environment that fosters self-awareness for personal, professional, and spiritual growth in an empathetic and dignified manner. These methods or factors of self-