Self-knowledge provides a stronger foundation for leadership. Plato argued that it was essential in order to become a great leader.
Of course, for those driven to lead, self-knowledge can be a rocky journey. It requires confronting one's flaws, which the ambitious are not eager to do.
That is why Plato also emphasized humility and having an open mind. Without those qualities, self-knowledge is a difficult path to take.
Today's big idea challenges you to know yourself.