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Insight

The Power of Self-Awareness in a Self-Deluded World

By Dr Tasha Eurich

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Format: Hardback, 368 pages
Published In: United Kingdom, 18 May 2017
'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 DecisiveDo 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.

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Table of Contents

Chapter - 1: The Meta-Skill of the Twenty-First CenturyUnit - 1: Part One: Roadblocks And Building BlocksChapter - 2: The Anatomy of Self-Awareness: The Seven Pillars of InsightChapter - 3: Blindspots: The Invisible Inner Roadblocks to InsightChapter - 4: The Cult of Self: The Sinister Societal Roadblock to InsightUnit - 2: Part Two: Internal Self-Awareness-Myths And TruthsChapter - 5: Thinking Isn't Knowing: The Four Follies of IntrospectionChapter - 6: Internal Self-Awareness Tools That Really WorkUnit - 3: Part Three: External Self-Awareness-Myths And TruthsChapter - 7: The Truth We Rarely Hear: From Mirror to PrismChapter - 8: Receiving, Reflecting On, and Responding to Difficult or Surprising FeedbackChapter - 9: How Leaders Build Self-Aware Teams and OrganizationsChapter - 10: Surviving and Thriving in a Delusional WorldSection - i: AppendicesAcknowledgements - ii: AcknowledgementsSection - iii: NotesIndex - iv: Index

About the Author

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' and appeared on BBC Radio 4 Woman's Hour. Her 2014 TEDxMileHigh talk has been viewed more than one million times.

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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 Eurich brings focus to how we might reach real insight-the kind that transforms us and our relationships with those we work with. -- Ed Catmull, president of Pixar Animation Studios and Walt Disney Animation Studios, and New York Times bestselling author of Creativity, Inc As an executive coach for almost four decades, I have seen firsthand how important it is for leaders to be self-aware. Tasha Eurich's Insight lives up to its title, offering effective tools for leaders to gain this critical perspective. -- Marshall Goldsmith, executive coach, business educator and New York Times-bestselling author, ranked the number one leadership thinker in the world by Thinkers50 Groundbreaking strategies and tips for seeing ourselves clearly. This book is a powerful resource for anyone seeking to live a happier, more successful life. -- Gretchen Rubin, New York Times bestselling author of The Happiness Project Groundbreaking and thought-provoking ... It's the book I wish I'd had when starting out in business and the book I'd recommend to anyone who wants to cultivate the kind of self-knowledge that is the bedrock of personal and professional success. -- Alan Mulally, retired CEO of Boeing Commercial Airplanes and the Ford Motor Company A sprawling exploration of the psychic frailty that leads to self-delusion and self-aggrandizement, and-importantly-a compassionate, helpful guide for avoiding that path (or reversing it). Fortune Magazine A bold, exhilarating take on self-improvement...brings fresh perspective to an old question. This book might help you perform better, make better decisions and become happier. Success Magazine Dr. Tasha Eurich's new book is a sometimes uncomfortable, always powerful eye-opener to what it takes to be truly successful. Insightful, penetrating, humane, and holistic in her approach... [her] advice-that we should challenge our own beliefs about who we are, and enlist others to do the same-she knows is hard. But it's the hard things that are worth doing, that will lead to sustainable success in individuals, organizations, even nations. Insight shows us how 800 CEO Read

EAN: 9781509839612
ISBN: 1509839615
Publisher: Macmillan
Dimensions: 23.4 x 15.3 x 3 centimetres (0.52 kg)
Age Range: 15+ years
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