In this Thinkers50 podcast, Herminia Ibarra starts to talk about how we say one thing to leaders and companies, and we say the opposite to people. The holy grail, she says, is self-awareness and self-knowledge. How do you get it?
Herminia says we assume incorrectly that we realize self-awareness with insight methods, such as introspection and looking at the past. However, this is not the only way. You can’t observe yourself directly, but by realizing your actions and inferring from them you can gain some awareness. Instead of introspection, Herminia Ibarra argues for “outsight”, the fresh external perspective that you get when you do new and different things and interact with new and different people.