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Blind Spots: The Art of Self Awareness

​Adam Grant, in a recent Atlantic article, says it best: “People Don’t Actually Know Themselves Very Well.” Do you agree? He argues that your coworkers are much better at rating aspects of your personality than you are. Studying thousands of people at work show that coworkers are more than twice as accurate when asked to assess how stable, dependable, friendly, outgoing and curious you are. In this workshop, we will give you an opportunity to solicit feedback in advance of the workshop, reflect on feedback you’ve received, and provide a safe and confidential environment to explore your blind spots. Those blind spots may be related to the way you see yourself as a manager or leader or perhaps how you think about intergenerational differences. We’ll discuss the importance of self-awareness and provide some tools to help you integrate new knowledge about yourself in practical ways at work.

Raffa, PC
Rich Tafel, Managing Director, Raffa Social Capital Advisors
Lauren Weinstein, Senior Associate, Raffa, PC
4/25/2018 12:00 PM EST
4/25/2018 2:00 PM EST
Raffa - 1899 L Street, NW, Suite 850, Washington, DC 20036
Personal Development
- Identify blind spots for yourself and identify strategies to actively manage blind spots at work - Learn a framework, tools and language to help others identify their blind spots - Understand a few key biases that we bring subconsciously to work, such as perceived inter-generational differences
Curiosity, humility and a desire to uncover hidden viewpoints within yourself.
• Write a short paragraph that describes a time when someone shared a blind spot of yours with you that surprised or even shocked you. How did it change or not change the way you think about yourself? OR You can solicit feedback from colleagues before the workshop and bring your findings to the workshop. • We also recommend listening to a podcast episode that will be sent out beforehand. • Optional: you can pay extra to take the Leadership Circle Profile Assessment, which comes with a 1:1 coaching session to debrief the session (and is separate from the free workshop).
​"The speaker was able to impart the technical topic in an easily understood manner for those non-tech people attending. He responded to questions well, and helped people understand both the issues and solutions."

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