Insight: How to succeed by seeing yourself clearly

Fascinating science about self insight . . . Buy a copy for yourself and buy another to leave, anonymously, on your boss’s desk. — Chip Heath, bestselling co-author of Switch and Decisive

Using her own experiences and the results of a great deal of research, Eurich brings focus to how we might reach real insight – the kind that transforms us and our relationships with those we work with. — Ed Catmull, president of Pixar Animation Studios and Walt Disney Animation Studios, and New York Times bestselling author of Creativity, Inc

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

Groundbreaking and thought-provoking book . . . 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

A fascinating read. ― Guardian

Tasha Eurich 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, New York Times bestselling author of The Happiness Project

From the Back Cover

In Insight, Dr Tasha Eurich, organizational psychologist and New York Times bestselling author, draws on cutting-edge research to reveal surprising secrets, techniques and strategies to dramatically improve your self-awareness to increase work performance, career satisfaction, leadership potential and relationships with others.

A Business Insider Best Book of 2017
strategy+business Best Business Book of 2017

‘Eurich brings focus to how we might reach real insight – the kind that transforms us and our relationships with those we work with’ Ed Catmull, bestselling author of Creativity, Inc.

‘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’ Success magazine

‘Self-knowledge is key to a happy life, but it can be hard to know ourselves. 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, New York Times bestselling author of The Happiness Project and Better Than Before

Description

Research shows that self-awareness is the meta-skill of the 21st century – the foundation for high performance, smart choices, and lasting relationships. Unfortunately, we are remarkably poor judges of ourselves and how we come across, and it’s rare to get candid, objective feedback from colleagues, employees, and even friends and family. We can ALL learn to be more self-aware.

Integrating hundreds of studies with her own research and work in the Fortune 500 world, organizational psychologist Dr Tasha Eurich shatters conventional assumptions about what it takes to truly know ourselves – like why introspection isn’t a bullet train to insight, how experience is the enemy of self-knowledge, and just how far others will go to avoid telling us the truth about ourselves. Through stories of people who’ve made dramatic self-awareness gains, she offers surprising secrets, techniques and strategies to help readers do the same – and therefore improve their work performance, career satisfaction, leadership potential, relationships, and more.

At a time when self-awareness matters more than ever, Insight is the essential playbook for surviving and thriving in an unaware world.

 

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