Curious Minds: Innovation in Life and Work
About This Show
Learn from inspiring innovators who are rethinking life and work in a changing world. Each week, Gayle Allen discovers how these entrepreneurs, writers, scientists and inventors, achieve their most fascinating and inspiring breakthroughs. Have fun taking a peek into their Curious Minds!
Most Recent Episode
CM 093: Tasha Eurich on the Science of Self-awareness
95 percent of us think we are self-aware, but only 10 to 15 percent of us actually are. How important is that difference to our well being and happiness? Well, according to Tasha Eurich, self-aware individuals are are better at their jobs, more satisfied with their relationships, raise more mature children, are better students, lead more profitable companies, and choose better careers.
Tasha is the author of the book, Insight: Why We’re Not as Self-aware As We Think, and How Seeing Ourselves Clearly Helps Us Succeed at Work and in Life. An organizational psychologist and researcher whose work has been featured in Entrepreneur, CNBC.com, The Huffington Post, and FoxBusiness.com.
In this interview we discuss:
Why self-awareness is the metaskill of the 21st century
How self-awareness includes how clearly we see ourselves and how well we understand how others see us
The fact that 95 percent of people think they are self-aware when the reality is closer to 10 to 15 percent
How the ways we self-reflect can work against the benefits we might gain
How reflecting on what, not why, shifts us into action and a more positive mindset
Why we should journal to figure things out rather than merely ruminate or emotion dump
How a focus on learning well helps us take on new challenges in ways that a focus on doing well may not
Ways we can mine solutions to problems by asking ourselves what it might look like if the problem were already solved
How getting feedback from others helps us gain additional perspectives on how we see ourselves
How asking for feedback allows us to show vulnerability in positive ways
Why we want to control the kinds of feedback we ask for by choosing the right people, asking the right questions, and using the right process
Why we should seek out loving critics for feedback — people who couple honesty with care
How the ways we receive feedback are also important — that we should give ourselves time to process feedback and to determine if we should act on it
Self-aware teams practice honesty and transparency
Leaders are the linchpins when it comes to