Self-awareness is the meta-skill of the twenty-first century.
I received a phone call one evening from a client I’d been coaching. “Do you have a minute?” he asked. “I’m feeling really frustrated right now. In my afternoon meeting, today, I shot my finance guy in the face.”
“Like Dick Cheney?” I asked.
“No. Of course not. He just said something I didn’t like, and I didn’t listen, I didn’t inquire. I just shot him down and moved on. But that’s not why I’m calling. What frustrates me is that I didn’t realize what I’d done until I was driving home. How the hell am I supposed ...