Insight: Why We're Not as Self-Aware as We Think, and How Seeing Ourselves Clearly Helps Us Succeed at Work and in Life

Insight Why We re Not as Self Aware as We Think and How Seeing Ourselves Clearly Helps Us Succeed at Work and in Life The first definitive book exploring the science of self awareness the meta skill of the st century Insight is a fascinating journey into everyone s favorite topic themselves Do you know who you re

The first definitive book exploring the science of self awareness, the meta skill of the 21st century, Insight is a fascinating journey into everyone s favorite topic themselves 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 often than we think And if we could see ourselveThe first definitive book exploring the science of self awareness, the meta skill of the 21st century, Insight is a fascinating journey into everyone s favorite topic themselves 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 often than we think And if we could see ourselves through others eyes, we might be really surprised Yet regardless of our line of work or stage of life, success depends on understanding who we are and how we come across Research shows that self awareness means better work performance, smarter life choices, deeper, meaningful relationships, and a fulfilling career There s just one problem people can be remarkably poor judges of their behavior, performance, and impact on others And despite the lip service given today to feedback, in the business world and beyond, it s rare to get candid, objective data on what we re doing well, and where we could stand to improve Of course, at work and in life, we ve all come across people with a stunning lack of self awareness but how often do we consider whether we might have the same problem And if we did, how would we even know it Drawing on her three 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 Alon

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  1. Tasha Eurich is an organizational psychologist, researcher, and New York Times best selling author INSIGHT is now available for pre order Dr Eurich s first book, Bankable Leadership, debuted on the New York Times bestseller list in 2013, and has since become a popular resource for managers and executives who want to make their employees happy and produce bottom line results for their business Her second book, Insight, delves into the connection between our self awareness what she calls the meta skill of the twenty first century and our performance and success, both in life and the workplace Insight will be on sale 5 2 17She s built a reputation as a fresh, modern voice in the leadership world by pairing her scientific grounding in human behavior with a pragmatic approach to business challenges With a PhD in Industrial Organizational Psychology from Colorado State University, Dr Eurich has spent the last 15 years helping thousands of professionals from Fortune 500 executives to early stage entrepreneurs improve their self awareness and success.In her spare time, she enjoys travelling, cycling, historical biographies, and is an unapologetic theater nerd She lives in her hometown of Denver, Colorado with her husband and their rambunctious dogs.

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  1. An excellent apologia for performance review, not an account of the science of self awareness as claimed in the blurb This is not Thinking, Fast and Slow for self awareness.If you live in the USA, are a managerial worker, and want to get out of performance reviews then you will get a lot out of this book Otherwise, if you hoped to learn something about the science of self awareness, then you will likely be disappointed, because after reading this book I still do not know what that means and whe [...]


  2. I will admit to being pleasantly surprised with the writing When I raised this at Bookclub, it sounded like everyone else was flabbergasted by this opinion, but I stand by my point as the nearest comparison to a similar book is still that DREADFUL book about Drowning or Grief or whatever Ugh.This would have likely earned a 4th star had she not chosen to refer to people as unicorns But for the most part, her non original reorganization of recognized neurological psychology was actually pretty use [...]


  3. Title InsightAuthor Tasha EurichPublisher Crown Business Reviewed By Arlena DeanRating FiveReview Insight Why We re Not as Self Aware as We Think, and How Seeing Ourselves Clearly Helps Us Succeed at Work and in Life by Tasha EurichMy Thoughts.This was definitely a wonderful read for anyone wanting to increase their self awareness through scientific finding and some authentic stories that will definitely help in the way you may be perceived The read will help one in asking the question what inst [...]


  4. All I can say iswow.I came across this book from a post, shared on LinkedIn, by Susan Cain, author of Quiet I read the post and immediately found out about Tasha s book and ordered it This is one of the best investments in a book I ve ever made.It so happened that I was in the middle of a performance appraisal where I work, and it was not clear to me that I would be successful in completing it and getting my contract renewed for another year The principles in this book about how we should go abo [...]


  5. There are books that aren t meant to be consumed in a few days To appreciate them, you need to absorb them slowly That was the case with Tasha Eurich s book Insight, which took me almost three months to complete There s a small part of me that s ashamed to admit that It s the same part that s ashamed to admit I liked Waterworld.The problem was I kept stopping to take notes Notes Who the heck does that unless they have to So much of what Eurich wrote in this book resonated with me Prior to readin [...]


  6. Excellence, excellence, excellence Please read if you are a person you wants to become a leaders or if you want to coach somebody else to become one, because leadership is not possible without self awareness, and this book tackles the issue elegantly and thoroughly in a simple and powerful style After this book, Tasha has become one of my favorite authors after Roy Baumeister and the Heath Brothers Did I mention you should read the book



  7. I received a free copy of this book in return for an honest reviewI find any book that showcases the importance of self awareness as a part of self growth, and successful living an important edition to one s personal library Some Authors are just better at executing the mission, then others This one falls into the latter category.While the information in Insight is sound and based on a lot of research, I was not so happy about the presentation Again, as I have mentioned in previous reviews, I a [...]



  8. I m a sucker for these books Let s acknowledge that up front I m a career management nerd, so I m all about books that deal with making yourself a effective person in whatever field you apply your energies to There are so many books out there targeted at people looking for this kind of advice, and many of them are abysmally bad This one s not It is occasionally deeply irritating, yes Whomever picks this book up from the little free lending library in which I eventually leave it may raise their [...]


  9. Dr Eurich makes a very compelling case here for seeking feedback from our direct reports, from peers, and supervisors She also makes some awesome points about the danger of introspection and rumination We cannot gain a better understanding of ourselves by just looking within We have to be humble and look outside of ourselves And this turns out to be one of the main points of the book, namely, that in order to have true insight, we must have good external self awareness as well as internal self a [...]


  10. I do love a self help book but as with so many this one is too long Also I really can t stand the examples you know Linda, a super successful career woman blah, blah having said that, I skipped the examples and learnt stuff We are better off if we have a accurate sense of how we are and how we appear to other people We are really bad at judging this We should live by our core values good idea to write these down and remind ourselves of them if we feel a bit lost Mindfulness and meditation help, [...]


  11. business oriented self help book Not bad as such things go and it has some good advice and methods for self improvement In this case, developing self awareness and overcoming our blind spots Like most self help books, it has some good stuff if the reader would take it to heart but the reader rarely does It is what it is.


  12. Insight Why We re Not as Self Aware as We Think, and How Seeing Ourselves Clearly Helps us succeed at Work and in Life was recently published this May, 2017 I was first made aware of the book through an article by the New Yorker if I remember correctly which spoke about Eurich s understanding of internal and external self awareness and how we can learn about it Considering that I am at a bit of a crossroads in my life at the moment finished my master s degree, my birthday is coming up, it is al [...]


  13. Self awareness has become somewhat of a buzzword in the business and education sectors And it seems to make sense After all, the way we work with others, the way we lead, and the way we work to deliver results all comes back to understanding who we are and how others perceive us But self awareness is not simply acquired through a little light introspection and then calling it good As Tasha Eurich points out in this book, self awareness is developed and refined over time, and it often involves do [...]


  14. Every human on earth needs to read this book since, as Dr Eurich explains, nearly every aspect of our life, from productivity to happiness, benefits from high self awareness Your friends, family, coworkers, fellow bus goers, pets, etc will thank you for it.So many self help books are very airy fairy , as I like to call them, and give some good insights but are often dragged out into an acceptable book length without concrete, actionable information Eurich s book gets straight down to business us [...]


  15. I was interested in reading this because I m always interested in becoming a better person, and also because I deal with delusion frequently at work It was a quick read, and had some good points I particularly liked ideas such as asking what, not why, for personal problems, and realizing that you ll never find the absolute truth about your life.The book also has some ideas for how to get a truer sense of how other people see you These exercises are pretty terrifying to contemplate, because 1 peo [...]


  16. I wasn t very enthusiastic about this book initially a book about self awareness, mindfulness how could I benefit of it But isn t such a reaction a potential symptom of hubris It could have been, so I ve decided to give it a go.And I have mixed feelings The initial part is quite interesting but not to the degree associated with a ha moments , there are many examples real life situations, but it isn t very conclusive It gets conclusive later, in the part that focuses on the different variations [...]


  17. This was such an interesting book on how little we really know about ourselves The author cites research and studies, including her own, demonstrating how we think we know ourselves, but in reality, we don t know as much about ourselves as we think we do I took this book out of the library, but I will need to buy it and read it again, so I can mark it up, highlight pages, and copy informative web sites and other online sites she recommends She does provide a highly detailed plan for how to learn [...]


  18. This is one of the most critical topics and it was handled masterfully It did than convince the reader that self awareness is important it is and it did that well It had really good insights on how to actually become self aware Examples Lots of reflection all by yourself actually shows no improvement on self awareness We need structured exercises to push us beyond our well worn mental paths We need input from others to reveal blind spots We need experiences to validate whether we are what we t [...]


  19. A terrific resource for therapists and managers and anyone interested in improving himself as a human being Dr Eurich has written a book that not only illustrates the importance of self awareness, but offers clear, detailed exercises for developing the skill Each chapter is written using anecdotes and examples that support the research and makes the information colorful and relevant Eurich s look at the the cult of self and the follies of introspection are important and practical examinations of [...]


  20. A well balanced book that will appeal to a newish audience of self improvement reader those who are able to cope with both logic and reasoning aspects as well as emotional ones In fact, it places the emotional determinations in a light that many readers may find uncomfortable A book designed to cut through the self help standards and get to accurate and useful self awareness, through equally important external analysis vs strictly internal I m digging the trend towards scientists laying out the [...]


  21. i dislike it when authors do this its very common fill up pages with numerous anecdotes thing is they dont really develop it which makes me go, so whats your point and some embarassingly simplistic anecdotes which no one wants to know and shouldnt appear at all the first few chapters were naggy it got better later on.i browsed through the book to scan for nuggets which is telling of longwindedness and writing editing need to be improvedside the grouse with the editing, there are some nuggets wor [...]


  22. This is a book that I checked out from the library and learned so much from that I then proceeded to purchase my own copy from I can t speak highly enough of this book and how much it taught me about my own self awareness and lack thereof I m excited to get the workbook and really try to actively work on this with myself both at home and at work And, to be fair, I ve always considered myself pretty incredibly self aware, but I can already see I have a lot to learn in this area So I d highly rec [...]


  23. I received this book at a conference at which Tasha Eurich spoke a very good keynote presentation by the way I really took a lot out of this book because Dr Eurich included so many very actionable exercises throughout the book, and hence I was able to apply the contents of the book to myself very immediately and tangibly.I m a member of several professional groups here in the Denver area, and after learning Dr Eurich is based here, going to suggest we have her in to speak at an upcoming event.


  24. I liked this book I can recommend it to anyone, both those interesting in improving their insight and those who feel their insight is lacking in some way This book is filled with strategies for seeing your own weaknesses and help others One of the key notions covered is that of having a good friend who will be compassionately honest and share how you come across in daily life How we behave and how we think we are behaving are usually different and result in less than optimal behaviour This is an [...]


  25. Dr Eurich s work in the research of self awareness is truly eye opening and life changing Throughout the book and workbook, I had many alarm clock moments that opened my eyes to how other people perceive me some were in line with what I thought but most were pretty shocking to learn If you re looking for a way to improve your personal life and career or just wanting to gain true insight into who you are, this book is certainly for you.


  26. I put this on my wishlist because I must have seen it recommended somewhere, but I have no idea where This is basically a management self help book Not the sort of thing I would normally read, but it s well written and serendipitously useful to me right now It s definitely chock full of bullshit terms Seven Pillars of Insight , Five Cornerstones of Self Awareness , but it s all explained well and with humility.


  27. Lot of really good information, did seem a tad anecdote heavy but the ones that seemed superfluous to me, are probably the ones others will remember so not the end of the world And must say the author does a great job of explaining her findings and providing actionable solutions to help people improve themselves.


  28. So good.Though it had no shortage of research and anecdotes, I liked that it offered a ton of tools and frameworks The lessons were immediately applicable for people, teams, and even organizations working on self awareness.We re most likely not as self aware as we think we are The good news is there are ways we can work on it, and it s a matter of taking it one step at a time.


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