Management Series - Self-awareness - The School Of Life

Management Series – Self-awareness

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Self-awareness is the foundation of emotional intelligence, yet studies show that while most of us think we understand ourselves, we often have little idea how others really see us.

Virtual event

Total

£150 - 180

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More About The Workshop

This Management Series workshop touches upon all the same ideas, theories, insights and strategies as our standard Self-Awareness workshop (detailed below). The additional value comes from the depth and specificity of the exploration that follows. Facilitated by our specially trained faculty – the participants will be able to consider how the learnings can be applied to their roles, their teams, and their company’s culture, sharing their concerns and their experiences with the group.

You must attend both workshops, the dates are:

– 13th September 2022 at 2:30pm-4pm

– 20th September 2022 at 2:30pm-4pm

In these two x 1.5 hour workshops, we will:

  • Consider how our image of ourself may differ from how others see us.
  • Take stock of our own unconscious attitudes and beliefs.
  • Learn to recognise some common barriers to self-awareness, including projection, transference and resistance.
  • Learn the technique of ‘philosophical meditation’ to begin to get to grips with the hidden beliefs that lie behind our everyday feelings and behaviour.
  • Evaluate how others begin to see us differently when we step into leadership roles, how that can affect the process of gathering feedback, and how to ensure honest discussion is maintained.

What characterises mastery of this skill?

Highly self-aware employees understand the influence of their unconscious thought processes. At work, they might demonstrate self-awareness through a careful process of decision-making and by admitting vulnerabilities to colleagues, clients and managers. They often ask for feedback, in order to better understand how others see them.

What characterises a lack of this skill?

A lack of self-awareness can be observed in employees who do not comprehend the gap between their self-image and the reality of how others view them. They are resistant towards honest and constructive feedback and struggle to accept that others might disagree on their version of reality. This often leads to disagreements, slower learning rates or promotions and avoidable conflicts.

You must attend both workshops, the dates are:

– 13th September 2022 at 2:30pm-4pm

– 20th September 2022 at 2:30pm-4pm


“The greatest thing in the world is to know how to belong to oneself.” — Michel de Montaigne