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Influence in Action: How to Build Your Conversational Capacity, Do Meaningful Work, and Make a Powerful Difference by Craig Weber

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PERSONAL AWARENESS

The First Step in Getting Out of Your Own Way

Self-awareness is the meta-skill of the twenty-first century.

TASHA EURICH

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 ...

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