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. We can ALL learn to be more self-aware.
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, New York Times best-selling 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.
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