I have tested myself with the Brigg Meyers method and confirm low emotional awareness, which seems to be a common diagnosis in the legal profession. Still have to read Goleman’s “Emotional Intelligence”
“Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom” – Aristotle
In a recent blog post I talked about the transformational leadership course I’m involved in. One module of this is learning about “Emotional Intelligence” i.e the soft side of managing others which begins with managing yourself, and a key element of that is “self awareness” i.e knowing yourself.
This has several elements – one is recognizing and understanding who you are and where you come from and how your origins and upbringing and experience impact how you are and how you see the world. Another is having a realistic understanding of recognizing your strengths and weaknesses, and of how well you performed in any particular instance. Yet another is understanding how others perceive you and how this affects how they interact with you.
Self awareness is not easy. There are a number of challenges including:
- In the workplace at least…
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