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Journey into self awareness

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1 Journey Into Self-Awareness
Chapter1Journey Into Self-Awareness“Know Thyself.”~ Socrates

2 Chapter ObjectivesDetermine your strengths and understand how they can guide you in personal and professional choices.Figure out what motivates you in order to find personal and professional success.Assess your limitations and develop a plan for improving those areas.Gain understanding and insight into your personality, attitudes and behaviours.Identify the biases you have that preclude your understanding and appreciating others.Copyright  2006 McGraw-Hill Australia Pty Ltd PPTs t/a Interpersonal Skills in OrganisationsSlides by Caroline Juszczak

3 What is Self-Awareness?
Knowing your:MotivationsPreferencesPersonalityUnderstanding how these factors influence your:JudgmentDecisionsInteractions with other peopleCopyright  2006 McGraw-Hill Australia Pty Ltd PPTs t/a Interpersonal Skills in OrganisationsSlides by Caroline Juszczak

4 Benefits of Self-Awareness
Understanding yourself in relation to others.Developing and implementing a sound self-improvement program.Setting appropriate life and career goals.Developing relationships with others.Understanding the value of diversity.Managing others effectively.Increasing productivity.Increasing your ability to contribute to organisations, your community and your family.Copyright  2006 McGraw-Hill Australia Pty Ltd PPTs t/a Interpersonal Skills in OrganisationsSlides by Caroline Juszczak

5 Importance to Managers
Managers who are self-aware:Tend to be superior performers.Have a greater understanding of others.Can relate to or empathise with co-workers.Tend to be more trusted.Tend to be perceived as being competent.Are able to reduce the potential for conflict.Are more likely to be open to feedback.Are able to create trusting and productive work environments.Copyright  2006 McGraw-Hill Australia Pty Ltd PPTs t/a Interpersonal Skills in OrganisationsSlides by Caroline Juszczak

6 How to Gain Self-Awareness
Recognise your weaknesses, strengths, biases, attitudes, values and perceptionsEnhance your self-awareness:Analyse your own experiencesLook at yourself through the eyes of othersSelf-discloseAcquire diverse experiencesIncrease your emotional intelligence“There are three things extremely hard: steel, a diamond, and to know one’s self.”~ Benjamin FranklinCopyright  2006 McGraw-Hill Australia Pty Ltd PPTs t/a Interpersonal Skills in OrganisationsSlides by Caroline Juszczak

7 Means for Obtaining Self-Awareness
Figure 1.1Copyright  2006 McGraw-Hill Australia Pty Ltd PPTs t/a Interpersonal Skills in OrganisationsSlides by Caroline Juszczak

8 Self-Analysis Examine yourself as an object in an experience or event.
Step back and observe the positive or negative impact.Not always easy.Begins with reflection on and exploration of thoughts and feelings associated with affective events.Become more effective by implementing behavioural and cognitive changes.Copyright  2006 McGraw-Hill Australia Pty Ltd PPTs t/a Interpersonal Skills in OrganisationsSlides by Caroline Juszczak

9 Behaviour Influenced by our: Patterns develop through:
FeelingsJudgmentsBeliefsMotivationsNeedsExperienceAnd the opinions of othersPatterns develop through:Reactions to eventsActions over a period of timeBehaviour is the way in which we conduct ourselves —the way in which we act.Copyright  2006 McGraw-Hill Australia Pty Ltd PPTs t/a Interpersonal Skills in OrganisationsSlides by Caroline Juszczak

10 Behaviour (cont) Motivation Modes of thinking Modes of acting
Behaviour’s four components:MotivationModes of thinkingModes of actingModes of interactingCopyright  2006 McGraw-Hill Australia Pty Ltd PPTs t/a Interpersonal Skills in OrganisationsSlides by Caroline Juszczak

11 Personality The “Big Five” Model Extroversion Agreeableness
Personality describes the relatively stable set of characteristics, tendencies and temperaments that have been formed by inheritance and by social, cultural and environmental factors.ExtroversionAgreeablenessEmotional stabilityConscientiousnessOpenness to experienceCopyright  2006 McGraw-Hill Australia Pty Ltd PPTs t/a Interpersonal Skills in OrganisationsSlides by Caroline Juszczak

12 Attitudes Determined by the emotions we choose to act on.
Vary from situation to situation.Derived from parents, teachers, peers, society and our own experiences.Easier to influence and change than our behaviours or values.Can have an impact on our professional and personal relationships.Attitudes are evaluative statements or “learned predispositions to respond in a consistently favourable or unfavourable manner with respect to a given object.”Copyright  2006 McGraw-Hill Australia Pty Ltd PPTs t/a Interpersonal Skills in OrganisationsSlides by Caroline Juszczak

13 Perceptions Person-specific May not always be consistent with reality
Important to be aware of ours and those of othersInfluenced by many factorsTend to be formed based on our biasesPerception describes the process by which individuals gather sensory information and assign meaning to it.Copyright  2006 McGraw-Hill Australia Pty Ltd PPTs t/a Interpersonal Skills in OrganisationsSlides by Caroline Juszczak

14 Perceptions DiagramCopyright  2006 McGraw-Hill Australia Pty Ltd PPTs t/a Interpersonal Skills in OrganisationsSlides by Caroline Juszczak

15 Perception Filters Stereotyping Selective perception Projection
ExpectationsInterestCopyright  2006 McGraw-Hill Australia Pty Ltd PPTs t/a Interpersonal Skills in OrganisationsSlides by Caroline Juszczak

16 Attribution TheoryAttributions or judgments are based on our personal observation or evaluation of the situation.Future decisions and behaviours are based more on our perception of why something happened rather than on the actual outcome.According to attribution theory, individuals tend to decide that behaviour is caused by a particular characteristic or event.Copyright  2006 McGraw-Hill Australia Pty Ltd PPTs t/a Interpersonal Skills in OrganisationsSlides by Caroline Juszczak

17 Attribution Theory (cont)
Attribution to controllable factors tends to be a stronger indicator of future behaviour than to uncontrollable factors.Greatly affected by personal biases:Self-serving biasFundamental attribution errorCopyright  2006 McGraw-Hill Australia Pty Ltd PPTs t/a Interpersonal Skills in OrganisationsSlides by Caroline Juszczak

18 Others’ Perceptions “Social mirror”
Understanding how others view us, and also understanding how we are shaped by others’ opinions of us.Based on our memory of how others have reacted toward us or treated us.Learning to read accurately how others see us enhances our “self-map”, our images and judgments of ourselves.Copyright  2006 McGraw-Hill Australia Pty Ltd PPTs t/a Interpersonal Skills in OrganisationsSlides by Caroline Juszczak

19 Self-Disclosure Sharing your thoughts, feelings and ideas with others
Key factor in improving self-awarenessClarifies your perceptionsVerifies your own beliefsAffirms your self-conceptValidates data received from an objective sourceCopyright  2006 McGraw-Hill Australia Pty Ltd PPTs t/a Interpersonal Skills in OrganisationsSlides by Caroline Juszczak

20 Diverse Experience Living or studying in a foreign country
Learning a new languageTravellingReading books on new subjectsAcquiring broad work experienceFacing a life-threatening illnessExperiencing divorceOvercoming a personal problemCopyright  2006 McGraw-Hill Australia Pty Ltd PPTs t/a Interpersonal Skills in OrganisationsSlides by Caroline Juszczak

21 SummarySelf-awareness is an essential skill for developing personally and professionally.A high degree of self-awareness allows you to capitalise on your strengths and develop plans for improving or compensating for your limitations.Part of being self-aware is being able to monitor and change your behaviour.Concentrating on self-improvement demonstrates to others your willingness to learn and grow, increasing the likelihood of you being able to develop close relationships and succeed in a profession.Copyright  2006 McGraw-Hill Australia Pty Ltd PPTs t/a Interpersonal Skills in OrganisationsSlides by Caroline Juszczak