I read this fascinating blog post the other day on the Harvard Business Review site.
The takeaway is that we don’t know ourselves nearly as well as the people around us do. They can actually predict our behavior more accurately than we can, which seems ridiculous since we’re inside our own heads.
For work, the implications are far-reaching. When a project falls flat or we fail to reach our goals, how can we possibly identify the root cause if we can’t be trusted to offer a reliable self-critique?
Brandon Smith has some suggestions for extracting useful (and trustworthy) feedback from others on this week’s Working on GPB Radio.