'Fascinating science about self insight ... Buy a copy for yourself and buy another to leave, anonymously, on your boss's desk.' Chip Heath, bestselling co-author of Switch and Decisive
Do you understand who you really are? Or how others really see you? We all know people with a stunning lack of self-awareness - but how often do we consider whether we might have the same problem?
Research shows that self-awareness is the meta-skill of the 21st century - the foundation for high performance, smart choices, and lasting relationships. Unfortunately, we are remarkably poor judges of ourselves and how we come across, and it's rare to get candid, objective feedback from colleagues, employees, and even friends and family.
Integrating hundreds of studies with her own research and work in the Fortune 500 world, organizational psychologist Dr Tasha Eurich shatters conventional assumptions about what it takes to truly know ourselves - like why introspection isn't a bullet train to insight, how experience is the enemy of self-knowledge, and just how far others will go to avoid telling us the truth about ourselves. Through stories of people who've made dramatic self-awareness gains, she offers surprising secrets, techniques and strategies to help readers do the same - and therefore improve their work performance, career satisfaction, leadership potential, relationships, and more.
At a time when self-awareness matters more than ever, Insight is the essential playbook for surviving and thriving in an unaware world.
Dr Tasha Eurich is an organizational psychologist, researcher and New York Times bestselling author. Over her 15 year career, she's helped thousands of professionals improve their self-awareness and success. Dr Eurich has contributed to Huffington Post, Entrepreneur, and CNBC, and her work has been featured in Forbes, Fox Business, Fast Company, as well as peer-reviewed journals. She has been named a `Top 100 Thought Leader' by Trust Across America, a `Leader to Watch' by the American Management Association and one of Denver Business Journal's `40 Under 40'. Her 2014 TEDxMileHigh talk has been viewed more than one million times.
Chapter - 1: The Meta-Skill of the Twenty-First Century Unit - 1: Part One: Roadblocks And Building Blocks Chapter - 2: The Anatomy of Self-Awareness: The Seven Pillars of Insight Chapter - 3: Blindspots: The Invisible Inner Roadblocks to Insight Chapter - 4: The Cult of Self: The Sinister Societal Roadblock to Insight Unit - 2: Part Two: Internal Self-Awareness-Myths And Truths Chapter - 5: Thinking Isn't Knowing: The Four Follies of Introspection Chapter - 6: Internal Self-Awareness Tools That Really Work Unit - 3: Part Three: External Self-Awareness-Myths And Truths Chapter - 7: The Truth We Rarely Hear: From Mirror to Prism Chapter - 8: Receiving, Reflecting On, and Responding to Difficult or Surprising Feedback Chapter - 9: How Leaders Build Self-Aware Teams and Organizations Chapter - 10: Surviving and Thriving in a Delusional World Section - i: Appendices Acknowledgements - ii: Acknowledgements Section - iii: Notes Index - iv: Index