What is your reputation? …How do you know?
High self-awareness is a key differentiator in business. It is associated with better performance and stronger relationships. The challenge is that most of us do not see ourselves clearly: 95% of us rate ourselves as having high self-awareness when research shows that only 10-15% actually do. In addition, there is an inverse relationship between awareness and power. The solution here is to gather honest and objective data about how we come across. At Cadence, we do this through conducting in-depth stakeholder reviews and producing comprehensive ‘themed’ reports, with anonymised quotes, for leaders. If you would like to increase your awareness, the video below shares an approach that you can action immediately.
Olivia Meyrick, Founder & Executive Coach, Cadence
PODCAST: How to Love Criticism | Adam Grant | 34 mins
This podcast might just help you reframe how you think about criticism. Our primal response to the ‘threat’ of criticism is usually negative; it triggers an autopilot amygdala response that is both physical and psychological. This is why, Adam Grant explains, it’s so important to communicate that your criticism is coming from a place of empathy and care. The perception of positive intent is key. It’s easier to take criticism when you know it’s meant to help you.
REPUTATION: CLOSING THE GAP BETWEEN PERCEPTION AND REALITY
In this short video, we share one approach to gathering honest and objective data about how you come across: create a challenger network.
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As Albert Einstein once said, “The more I learn, the more I realise how much I don’t know.”