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Insight by Tasha Eurich (How to succeed by seeing yourself clearly) Book Suggestion

'Insight' by business psychologist Tasha Eurich provides a fascinating journey into everyone's favourite topic: themselves. It has been described as a guide to surviving and thriving in an unaware world.

Before we can make deliberate personal change we must be able to make an honest and accurate assessment of who we are today - both our strengths and our weaknesses.

The author clears many myths about self awareness, convincingly makes the case that self awareness is a developable skill and provides actionable strategies.

Research shows that self-awareness—knowing who we are and how others see us—is the foundation for better work performance, smarter life choices, deeper, more meaningful relationships, and a more fulfilling career. The problem is that most people don’t see themselves quite as clearly as they could and can be remarkably poor judges of their behaviour, performance, and impact on others. .

Do you know who you really are? Do you ever wonder how other people really see you? Though we are usually confident that we do, we are wrong more often than we think. And if we could see ourselves through others eyes, we might be really surprised.

Drawing on her 3 year, first-of-its-kind study of people who have dramatically improved their self-awareness, organizational psychologist Tasha Eurich reveals why we don't know ourselves as well as we think and what to do about it. Alongside her research, she integrates hundreds of academic studies and her 15 years of work with Fortune 500 clients, challenging conventional wisdom to reveal many surprising truths like why introspection is the enemy of insight, how experience isn't a bullet train to self-knowledge, and just how far others will go to avoid telling us the truth about ourselves.

Through stories of people who have made dramatic gains in self-awareness, Tasha Eurich offers 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 co-workers.

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