Most of us consider ourselves to be self-aware. The reality is that most of us aren’t, according to research from Harvard Business Review.
But self-awareness is a critical element of emotional intelligence, and it affects workplace productivity.
Michelle Grabicki, CEO of Luminous Leadership Group, discussed self-awareness in a breakout session during the 2021 CUNA Human Resources and Organizational Development Council Virtual Conference.
Grabicki defines self-awareness as “the ability to recognize and regulate our actions, as well as the ability to recognize the emotions and actions of others.”
The pressures of work and social situations challenge us to show up as our best selves, Grabicki says.
She outlines a five-step plan for building self-awareness:
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