4. Self-awareness in the workplace

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Our work is where we often deal with high-pressure situations, make difficult decisions, and collaborate with a diverse range of people. This means that resilience and self-awareness are essential for thriving professionally and achieving your career goals. 

Perhaps the leading voice on self-awareness in the workplace is organisational psychologist Dr Tasha Eurich. The TED talk below is a fascinating introduction to her research and will give you practical tips for improving workplace self-awareness.

Dr Eurich’s core piece of advice involves changing ‘why’ questions to ‘what’. As she puts it, “why-questions trap us in the rear-view mirror. What-questions move us forward to our future.”

Let’s jump into some check-in questions to test this and other skills.