What Self-Awareness Isn’t

In our last blog, I discussed the personal benefits of monitoring and correcting our own behavior in the workplace, illustrating ways in which a program of self-management can maximize insights gained through self-awareness. I now want to take a step back and examine the substantive elements of self-awareness in the workplace. Simply saying, “I’m aware of what I’m doing,” is [...]

By |2019-11-26T21:34:43+00:00November 26th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Self-Management as Self-Interest

In the Harvard Business Review article “How to Move from Self-Awareness to Self-Improvement,” Jennifer Porter describes a client who dominated and consumed meetings with his input. He rarely listened, and in his anxiety to have his ideas heard, he couldn’t resist having a captive audience. This counterproductive trait did not stem from a pure lack of self-awareness; he’d received feedback [...]

By |2019-11-12T21:43:21+00:00November 12th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

In Defense of the Set Schedule

“Working nights, weekends, and holidays may be required … Overtime is often required (sometimes on very short notice) … Work schedules are subject to change without notice.” —Amazon job application quoted in The Atlantic If you think set schedules are a thing of the past or unnatural in today’s economy, try squaring that state off affairs with the demands of [...]

By |2019-10-29T21:12:57+00:00October 29th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments
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