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.
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
Using her own experiences and the results of a great deal of research, 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