A lot of study has been done on self assessment in self leadership and the impact on human resource practices. Most of the authors have focused on the role of the self assessment in self leadership and how it can be used to improve the performance of the organization and the leaders. While all these approaches and study is important and very beneficial, much more research is needed on the different methods that leaders and individuals can use to assess themselves on their leadership skills and attributes. This will help to bring in some light on the issues that leaders are likely to face as they undertake the assessment and the emerging changes that are occurring in the environment. Research is also needed on the different characteristics and attributes that the self assessments try to highlight and identify. The individuals also tend to use different sources of data to help them to identify their strong and weak areas as well as their development needs. Research should also focus on the different sources of data that the individuals use when carrying out the self assessments and the important role that they all play in the development process.
A classic example of self-fulfilling prophecy is found in Shakespeare’s play “Macbeth”. The three witches tell Macbeth that he will become a king but after him the son of his best friend “Banquo” will ascend the throne. He became a king by killing “Duncan” fulfilling the first half of the prophecy and tried his best to keep his friend’s son away from the throne by killing his best friend and his son “Fleance”. Eventually, the remaining half of the prophecy fulfilled itself. “Macduff” took revenge for his father’s death and killed Macbeth to ascend to the throne. The audience at the time of Shakespeare did understand the fulfillment of the prophecy as later on Macduff was succeeded by “James I of England” who was a descendant of Banquo. Thus, the prophecy was fulfilled.