4 results for tag: self-awareness


7 Tips for Leaders to Improve Your Self-Awareness

By now, Emotional Intelligence (EQ) needs little introduction - it's the sine qua non to your success. Here's some stats that demonstrate the power of EQ in today's marketplace. "People with the highest levels of IQ outperform those with average IQs just 20%of the time, while people with average EQs outperform those with high IQs 70% of the time." "EQ is so critical to success that it accounts for 58% of performance in all type of jobs." "The link between EQ and earnings is so direct that every point increase in EQ adds $1,300 to an annual salary." [1] Self-awareness is not simply knowing that you're a night owl or an early ...

My Favorite Coaching Tool to Help Improve Self-Awareness

I wholeheartedly agree with my friend and pastor Eddie Park that the single greatest skill a twenty-something can develop is self-awareness. It doesn't take much to convince leaders how self-awareness plays an instrumental role in the development of one's leadership and success. But, those who actually apply themselves and cultivate daily habits to expand self-awareness are truly rare. I am far more impressed by those who deliberately practice self-awareness on a regular basis. Doing always trumps saying! The Johari Window Here's one of my favorite tools that I often use in my coaching sessions: The Johari Window. And, it works every ...

How to Create Life-changing Core Values in Your 20’s

Imagine yourself in the following situations: My best friend’s girlfriend invites me to her graduation party. I get inside information that there will be lots of drugs and excessive drinking during the party. Should I still attend the party? I know my best friend will be very disappointed if I miss this special day. Tomorrow is my final exam, and I’m completely unprepared. The grade of this exam will either break or make my opportunity to graduate as an Honors student. My friend suggests creating a “cheat sheet” to use during the exam. Do I engage in this behavior? I compete in tennis tournament with an opponent I know whose ...

One Simple Tool that Helped Me Find My Top 3 Strengths

[Tweet "Hide not your talents, they for use were made. What's a sundial in the shade?"] Benjamin Franklin is right. His insights into these very words has resonated profoundly with me in the last twenty five years of my life. In fact, for most of the my life, I truly felt that I was bereft of talent. I believed I represented quintessential mediocrity, if not an inferior superiority. Tough decisions, changing environments, and, insurmountable pressure debilitated my emotional and mental health in my early adolescence .  However, the year of 2001 has been a turning point in my life. This is when I made the decision to study abroad in North ...