Self-awareness is the meta-skill of the 21st century. In my career as an organizational psychologist, I’ve found that the people who understand who they are—and
how they’re seen—make smarter choices, build better relationships, enjoy more successful careers, and live better lives.
But in my three-year research program on the topic of self-awareness, I learned that even though 95 percent of people think they’re self-aware, this
critical skill is actually in remarkably short supply. The good news is that self-awareness is a surprisingly learnable skill.
I wrote Insight for anyone who wants to make the leap from self-blindness to self-insight—to help you increase your self-awareness in service of your
personal fulfillment and professional success. Along the way, I made a few shocking discoveries that challenged conventional wisdom. In fact, much, if not most,
of what people think improves self-awareness can have the opposite effect.
In Insight, you’ll find out how to avoid these roadblocks and wrong turns, discover tools to supercharge your self-knowledge, and understand how to survive
and thrive in an increasingly unaware world.