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  • 1. Midterm 1 Developing Self-Awareness Gaining Power and Influence Case study on Managing Personal Stress Professor: Prepared by:Dr. Mark Rajai Rijul Dhruv
  • 2. Prepared by:Rijul Dhruv
  • 3. Key dimensions of Self-awareness The Enigma of Self awareness Understanding and appreciating Individual Differences Important areas of Self Awareness Summary
  • 4. Publilius Syrus had proposed as early as 42 B.C.: It matters not what you are thought to be, but what you are. Self-awareness lies at the heart of the ability to master oneself, but it is not sufficient. Self-Awareness is having a clear perception of your personality, including strengths, weaknesses, thoughts, beliefs, motivation, and emotions. Knowledge of oneself self-awareness, self-insight, self- understanding allows you to understand other people, how they perceive you, your attitude and your responses to them in the moment.
  • 5. Managing stressSymptom Tactical Managing Time Setting Priorities and Goals Self- AwarenessProblem Strategic A Hierarchy of Personal Life- Management Skills
  • 6. Sensitive line comes at a point where individuals tend to be more defensive or protective when encountered with information about them. Sensitive line is crossed when something goes against your own self-image that we hold. Crossing the sensitive line makes us feel uncomfortable and rigid psychologically and emotionally. Self-disclosure is a very powerful tool that contributes to greater self- awareness without crossing the sensitive line.
  • 7. Diversity is the key to success. Differences among individuals must be perceived as a pool conflicting ideas that are passionate, innovative, focused and responsible for a great invention in the future. Creating distinctions rather than focusing on differences bolster social barriers and restrain self-disclosure.
  • 8. Five critical areas of self-awareness:1. Emotional intelligence2. Personal values3. Learning Style4. Orientation toward change5. Core self-evaluation These areas have been found to be among the most important predictors of various aspects of effective managerial performance.
  • 9. It is the ability to identify, use, understand, and manage your emotions in positive and constructive ways. I believe there are 5 skill sets: The ability to quickly reduce stress The ability to recognize and manage your emotions The ability to connect with others using nonverbal communication The ability to use humor and play to deal with challenges The ability to resolve conflicts positively and with confidence It is an array of non-cognitive skills.
  • 10. A person with strong emotional intelligence is able to get in touch with and accurately diagnose their own internal feelings. In corporate world, managers with high EQ are twice more likely to generate higher revenues or get promoted than those with low self-awareness or EQ. Emotional intelligence evolves as a strong predictive power in managerial success and in work setting much stronger than IQ scores.
  • 11. Values are the most enduring characteristics of individuals upon which attitudes and personal preferences are formed.Cultural Values: Trompenaars 7 major cultural value dimensions are coined to identify differences among national cultures. Universalism Particularism Individualism Collectivism Affective Neutral Specific Diffuse Achievement Ascription Past and Present Future Internal External
  • 12. Personal values are implicitly related to choice; they guide decisions by allowing for an individuals choices to be compared to each choices associated values.Rokeach - Two Types of Personal Values: Terminal Instrumental Comfortable life Ambitious Exciting life Capable World at peace Cheerful World of beauty Clean Equality Courageous Family security Forgiving Others Others
  • 13. Kohlberg Value Maturity Model: Three levels of maturity with six stages of development Self-centered level (1) obedience and punishment, (2) naively egoistic orientations Conformity level (3) good person, (4) doing duty orientations Principled level (5) contractual legalistic, (6) conscience of principle orientation
  • 14. Learning Style is an individuals inclination to perceive, interpret and respond to information in a certain way. Two key dimensions include: manner in which you gather information way in which you evaluate and act on information David Kolbs theory on learning style:1. Concrete experience learn through personal involvement2. Abstract conceptualization build theories using logic, ideas and concepts3. Reflective observation seek meaning through study4. Active experimentation change situations and influence others to see what happens
  • 15. Concrete Experience Accommodating Diverging Active ReflectiveExperimentation Observation Converging Assimilating Abstract Conceptualization
  • 16. Awareness about our orientation toward change is necessary in order to capitalize fully on the strengths of our learning style. Two dimensions of change orientation are termed particularly relevant for managers.Tolerance of ambiguity: The extent to which individuals are threatened by or have difficulty coping with ambiguity, uncertainty, unpredictability or complexity.
  • 17. Novelty score: coping with new, unfamiliar situations Complexity: using multiple, distinctive, or unrelated info Insolubility: dealing with problems that are difficult to solve
  • 18. The attitude people develop regarding the extent to which they are in control of their own destiny. Internal locus of control: Individuals interpret the reinforcement they receive to be contingent upon their actions External locus of control: Individuals interpret the reinforcement as being a product of outside forces
  • 19. Individuals possessing internal locus of control are more likely to Be attentive to aspects of the environment that provide useful information for the future Engage in actions to improve their environment Place greater emphasis on striving for achievement Be more inclined to develop their own skills Ask more questions Remember more information than people with an external locus of control External locus of control is often associated with high levels of stress and violence, presumably due to less emphasis on self-control.
  • 20. Core self-evaluation represents a stable personality trait which encompasses an individuals subconscious, fundamental evaluations about themselves, their own abilities and their own control. Big five Attributes: Extroversion: inclination towards gregariousness and being outward Agreeableness: friendly and affable Conscientiousness: careful, task oriented, and orderly Neuroticism: emotionally fragile, negative, and fearful Openness: curious and open to new ideas
  • 21. Four prominent components include: Self esteem Generalized self-efficacy Neuroticism Locus of control
  • 22. Self-Awareness training programs should be encouraged in