Insight: Why We're Not as Self-Aware as We Think, and How Seeing Ourselves Clearly Helps Us Succeed at Work and in Life

Insight: Why We're Not as Self-Aware as We Think, and How Seeing Ourselves Clearly Helps Us Succeed at Work and in Life

by Tasha Eurich

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Overview

Learn how to develop self-awareness and use it to become more fulfilled, confident, and successful.

Most people feel like they know themselves pretty well. But what if you could know yourself just a little bit better—and with this small improvement, get a big payoff…not just in your career, but in your life?
 
Research shows that self-awareness—knowing who we are and how others see us—is the foundation for high performance, smart choices, and lasting relationships. There’s just one problem: most people don’t see themselves quite as clearly as they could.
 
Fortunately, reveals organizational psychologist Tasha Eurich, self-awareness is a surprisingly developable skill. Integrating hundreds of studies with her own research and work in the Fortune 500 world, she shows us what it really takes to better understand ourselves on the inside—and how to get others to tell us the honest truth about how we come across.
 
Through stories of people who have made dramatic gains in self-awareness, she offers surprising secrets, techniques and strategies to help you do the same—and how to use this insight to be more fulfilled, confident, and successful in life and in work.  

In Insight, you'll learn:

• The 7 types of self-knowledge that self-aware people possess.
• The 2 biggest invisible roadblocks to self-awareness.
• Why approaches like therapy and journaling don't always lead to true insight
• How to stop your confidence-killing habits and learn to love who you are.
• How to benefit from mindfulness without uttering a single mantra.
• Why other people don’t tell you the truth about yourself—and how to find out what they really think.
• How to deepen your insight into your passions, gifts, and the blind spots that could be holding you back.
• How to hear critical feedback without losing your mojo.
• Why the people with the most power can often be the least-self-aware, and how smart leaders avoid this trap.
• The 3 building blocks for self-aware teams.
• How to deal with delusional bosses, clients, and coworkers.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780451496812
Publisher: The Crown Publishing Group
Publication date: 05/02/2017
Pages: 368
Sales rank: 412,788
Product dimensions: 6.30(w) x 8.80(h) x 1.40(d)

About the Author

Dr. Tasha Eurich is an organizational psychologist, researcher, New York Times bestselling author. Dr. Eurich has contributed to Harvard Business Review, Entrepreneur, and TED.com, and has been featured in outlets like Fortune, Forbes, The New York Times, Fast Company, and Business Insider. She was named a Leader to Watch by the American Management Association, and in 2017, was selected as a "100 Coaches" honoree from more than 14,000 candidates by Marshall Goldsmith to advance the practice of leadership coaching. She lives in her hometown of Denver with her husband and rambunctious dogs.

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Table of Contents

1 The Meta-Skill of the Twenty-First Century 1

Part 1 Roadblocks and Building Blocks

2 The Anatomy of Self-Awareness: The Seven Pillars of Insight 21

3 Blindspots: The Invisible Inner Roadblocks to Insight 48

4 The Cult of Self: The Sinister Societal Roadblock to Insight 71

Part 2 Internal Self-Awareness-Myths and Truths

5 Thinking Isn't Knowing: The Four Follies of Introspection 97

6 Internal Self-Awareness Tools That Really Work 127

Part 3 External Self-Awareness-Myths and Truths

7 The Truth We Rarely Hear: From Mirror to Prism 157

8 Receiving, Reflecting on, and Responding to Difficult or Surprising Feedback 191

Part 4 The Bigger Picture

9 How Leaders Build Self-Aware Teams and Organizations 213

10 Surviving and Thriving in a Delusional World 254

Appendices 287

Acknowledgments 307

Notes 309

Index 345

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