Resilient People, Self-awareness, and Make Feedback Work

It’s the topic of an upcoming Lunch & Learn from one of our facilitators–building your resilience, or the ability to bounce back from change and adverse circumstances. You might want to read Secrets of the Most Resilient People from Fast Company, and then register to learn more!

If you want to truly grow your leadership skills, self-awareness is a must. Sadly, in this research published in Harvard Business Review, researchers state, “We’ve found that even though most people believe they are self-aware, self-awareness is a truly rare quality: We estimate that only 10%-15% of the people we studied actually fit the criteria.” Find out if you are deceiving yourself, and how to improve from wherever you are starting by reading What Self-Awareness Really Is (and How to Cultivate It.) In particular, “seeing ourselves as highly experienced can keep us from doing our homework, seeking disconfirming evidence, and questioning our assumptions,” making this harder to do well the more senior you become…

Finally, one of the most powerful and anxiety-provoking activities is giving and receiving feedback (the topic of our October Lunch & Learn!) This week, we recommend an article from strategy+business, Using Neuroscience to Make Feedback Work and Feel Better. We use 360-degree feedback instruments and help teams develop feedback cultures to spur growth and development.