Thursday, March 31, 2016

Three Questions to Assess a Person’s Self-Awareness

A self-awareness mind continues to practice reflective thinking.

Self-awareness has generally been viewed as an individual attribute, it’s the introspect and ability to understand your own personality, emotion, thought processes, habit., etc. Knowing who you are and how you react and respond in different situations can help you understand and improve the cognitive, relational and assertive actions you take on a day to day basis. It could also help you to make either career or life as an adventurous journey to discover the path you take and unleash the talent potential. Which questions should ask to assess a person’s self-awareness ability?

How deep do you understand yourself, before you get to understand others? To create a positive change tomorrow, you need to start today understanding self. Not knowing yourselves as best as you can, how can you do any change and aim for a positive change? So, investigate more and more yourself every day, and be authentic. Self-awareness mind helps you build on your strengths and improve on your weaknesses. It also allows you to leverage that knowledge to increase the influential outreach for the betterment of others. It provides clarity, versatility, gives you directional opportunities for personal growth and helps you avoid pitfalls. It is crucial to getting to understand yourself and how others perceive you. Additional, carve out time with some regular cadence to reflect on what, and how you have been doing lately. Set aside time daily, weekly or monthly and truly take a step back to reflect.

Do you continuously practice on harmonizing your mind, body, emotion, and energy to focus on things matters to you? The mind is the output as ideas, opinions, feelings, emotions, attitude, attributes of one’s behaviors. You are just these four things; body, mind, emotion, and energy. Right now, the combination of these four is what you call “self.”  Ask yourself questions that focus on know thyself and continuously practice on how to strengthen your strength, also not make your weakness become the obstacle to stop you from moving forward or leading effectiveness. This has helped you in understanding how you can do a change of self, that will positively reflect anyone around you. In this way, the result is not only positive for you and for people next to you, but it lasts longer both for you and those you can influence

From a talent management perspective, do you have an authentic business culture to let people become “who they really are”?  Highly authentic digital cultures don't reflect their members, their members reflect them; meaning you select team members who are natural fits, or “misfit” to have the fresh eyes and creative mind to innovate working environment. It is a culture that encourages real thinking and being authentic, one that is comfortable with uncertainty. Culture is determined by behaviors - how do you act/react to everything at all times. It is a reflection of the mindset. Successful culture change helps people become who they are. By encouraging people to focus on who they are, and pursue the purpose discovery, autonomy, and mastery, the great culture catalyzes positive mind, attitude, and behaviors; but discourage negativity and unprofessionalism.

A self-awareness mind continues to practice reflective thinking: Better understand yourselves and how knowing who you are and your own style of influence affect how you respond and interact with not only your team but also your surroundings. Knowing oneself comes from the practice of actively and intentionally being present to relate to, see all the different parts of oneself and how they operate, to set the priority and manage time in doing things matters to you more effectively.


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