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Insight: Why We're Not as Self-Aware as We Think, and How Seeing Ourselves Clearly Helps Us Succeed at Work and in Life Hardcover – May 2, 2017
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“A sprawling exploration of the psychic frailty that leads to self-delusion and self-aggrandizement, and—importantly—a compassionate, helpful guide for avoiding that path (or reversing it).” - Fortune
“A bold, exhilarating take on self-improvement…brings fresh perspective to an old question. This book might help you perform better, make better decisions and become happier.”
"Dr. Tasha Eurich's new book is a sometimes uncomfortable, always powerful eye-opener to what it takes to be truly successful. Insightful, penetrating, humane, and holistic in her approach..... [her] advice-that we should challenge our own beliefs about who we are, and enlist others to do the same-she knows is hard. But it's the hard things that are worth doing, that will lead to sustainable success in individuals, organizations, even nations. Insight shows us how" - 800 CEO Read
“Think of the most cluelessly unselfaware person you know: your boss, annoying neighbor, brother-in-law. How can we avoid being that person? And teach our kids to avoid being that person as well? Eurich summarizes the fascinating science about self insight, but--perhaps more importantly--she studies admirable individuals who are self-aware in a way that is applauded by their peers. You'll benefit from knowing what they know. Buy a copy for yourself and buy another to leave, anonymously, on your boss's desk.” - Chip Heath, coauthor, New York Times bestsellers Switch and Decisive
"Self-knowledge is key to a happy life, but it can be hard to know ourselves. It’s easy to get distracted by the way we wish we were, or what we think we ought to be, or what others think we should be, until we lose sight of what’s actually true. In INSIGHT, Tasha Eurich shines a spotlight on people who have managed to gain insight into themselves, and she suggests groundbreaking strategies and tips for seeing ourselves clearly. This book is a powerful resource for anyone seeking to live a happier, more successful life." - Gretchen Rubin, NY Times bestselling author of The Happiness Project, and Better Than Before
"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
“If I had to name the secret ingredient to the success I’ve enjoyed in my career, I would say that it all boils down to a commitment to self-awareness. In this groundbreaking and thought-provoking book, Tasha Eurich shows how we can all seize that single greatest opportunity for continuous growth, improvement, and performance. It’s the book I wish I’d had when starting out in business and the book I’d recommend to anyone who wants to cultivate the kind of self-knowledge that is the bedrock of personal and professional success. Very insightful indeed!” - Alan Mulally, retired CEO of Boeing Commercial Airplanes and The Ford Motor Company
"Required reading for every human being that will be expected to interact with other ones in their lifetime.” –Tiffany Dufu, author of Drop the Ball
About the Author
Dr. Tasha Eurich is an organizational psychologist, researcher, New York Times best-selling author. She is also the founder of the Eurich Group, where she’s helped thousands of leaders and teams improve their effectiveness through greater self-awareness. Dr. Eurich contributes to The Huffington Post and Entrepreneur Magazine and has been featured in outlets like Forbes, The New York Times, CNBC, Fast Company, and Inc.. She’s been named one of Denver Business Journal's "40 Under 40" as well as a “Top 100 Thought Leader” by Trust Across America and in 2015, she was named a “Leader to Watch” by the American Management Association.
Dr. Eurich’s first book, Bankable Leadership, debuted at #8 on the New York Times best-seller list, and has since become a popular resource for managers and executives. She holds a PhD in Industrial-Organizational Psychology from Colorado State University and BAs in Theater and Psychology from Middlebury College.
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If you are interested in increasing your self-awareness and making significant strides in self-improvement, I would strongly recommend this book for you.
Tasha Eurich has written a thorough and interesting book on the self-awareness. In Insight, she talks about the anatomy of self-awareness, our own blind spots and our roadblocks to personal insight. She then provides tools for gaining self-awareness and talks about the myths and truths of self awareness.
Eurich provides interesting insight into, um, Insight. There is plenty of information on how we can be blind to our own behaviors and beliefs. The author focuses on self-awareness unicorns - the people who learned to become perfectly self-aware. I enjoyed reading about the studies and science of self awareness.
The prose feels a bit... salesy. I feel like I am sitting in a self-help rally being pumped up by and thrilled by the author. She peppers the book with "shocking" "astonishing" "urgent" "critical" information that feels more appropriate to a soap opera than a scientific look at self-awareness. I also felt that the tips for gaining self-awareness weren't very well-laid out. The author also tends to use phrases that I was unfamiliar with, clearly assuming that we all have some sort of experience in the field.