Tasha Eurich | The Secret to Self Awareness & 3 Strategies to Conquer Your Blindspots
In today’s episode, we cover self-awareness with Dr. Tasha Eurich. Tasha is an organizational psychologist, executive coach, researcher, and New York Times best-selling author of Insight and Bankable Leadership.
Self-awareness is crucial when it comes to understanding ourselves and the people around us, but how do you go about developing it, what are the biggest misconceptions about it, and what can you do to overcome the blind spots in your self-awareness?
What to Listen For
- What is self-awareness? - 2:50
- What are the different types of self-knowledge that make up self-awareness?
- What is the difference between internal and external self-knowledge and why do you need both?
- How does the prevalence of smartphones negatively affect our ability to develop our self-awareness?
- How many people are actually self-aware?
- How do people with self-awareness use social media compared to those without self-awareness?
- Why are Zoom meetings so draining compared to normal meetings?
- Popular Misconceptions Around Self-awareness - 19:55
- What is the biggest myth surrounding introspection and self-awareness?
- What is the most dangerous question we can ask ourselves when trying to develop self-awareness and what question should we ask ourselves instead?
- What kind of journaling should you avoid if you are developing your self-awareness?
- How do you journal in a way that is conducive to self-awareness?
- The 3 Different Types of Blind Spots in Self-awareness - 37:50
- What are the 3 different types of blind spots we have and how can we overcome them?
- Why is it detrimental to your growth if you don’t have a solid feedback loop in your life?
- What strategies can you use with your coworkers, friends, and family to get the feedback you need to grow and succeed?
- What are the 3 building blocks of a self-aware team and why is one more important than the others?
- What can you do to better deal with a lack of self-awareness around you?
To grow and develop as a person, you must be willing to acknowledge faults and weaknesses in yourself so you can work on improving them, or at least know how to compensate for them. You must be willing to accept that the people you interact with can have legitimate criticisms you can learn from because you can’t see your own blindspots until they are pointed out. Developing your self-awareness depends on both because you must not only work to understand yourself but also how your “self” exists in relation to others around you.
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Resources from this Episode
The Future Ready Leader Course by Tasha Eurich
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