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Big ideas are lenses for envisioning the future. Every article and video on bigthink.com and on our learning platforms is based on an emerging “big idea” that is significant, widely relevant, and actionable. We’re sifting the noise for the questions and insights that have the power to change all of our lives, for decades to come. For example, reverse-engineering is a big idea in that the concept is increasingly useful across multiple disciplines, from education to nanotechnology.

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A Shout-Out for Self-Awareness

July 26, 2013, 1:50 PM

My book Heart, Smarts, Guts and Luck was inspired by a deep interest in self-awareness.

So why is self-awareness so important in leaderships and business-building?

It’s driven by the fact that many of us aren’t self-aware enough.  There’s a reason rehab programs start with admitting you have a problem, and self-awareness is really the foundation for doing better.  It’s really the foundation for understanding what biases your decision-making.  So when we talk about heart inspired, smarts inspired, or guts driven, or luck driven people, understanding biases in your decision-making is half the battle.  You can reflect back and have a framing to say, “Boy, you know, I was probably driven a lot by my passion, my purpose around there and I didn’t take XYZ into account.”

And it’s only through self-awareness that I think you can improve and understand why it is you make the decisions that you do. We hope we’re sparking a self-awareness conversation.  We hope you out there will be part of it and help push a movement for greater self-awareness.

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A Shout-Out for Self-Awareness

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