If I asked if you are self-aware, what would you say?
Most likely you would say yes. Because 95% of people think they are.
Unfortunately, the likelihood of your being right is quite low. Because research by Tasha Eurich finds that only 10-15% of us are actually self-aware.
Eurich’s work tells us that if there is one thing that can unlock more effective leadership, a more fulfilled life, greater creativity and confidence it is self-awareness. Sounds easy.
But she adds a surprising and counter-intuitive finding. Introspection actually reduces happiness. Because most of us tend to ask ourselves the wrong questions.
This for me connects beautifully with the power of coaching. Because for me, coaching is not about problem-solving, it is about self-awareness.
My clients are usually accomplished professionals who have the creativity and resourcefulness to solve their own problems.
Usually what stops them, is a particular way of seeing. The coaching space, the right questions and a mirror held up for them, help expand their self-awareness and change that lens.
How do you expand your self-awareness and improve your leadership effectiveness?