2023 Women Leadership Series: Dr. Tasha Eurich

We wanted to kick-off our 2023 Women’s History Month series by highlighting Dr. Tasha Eurich. Dr. Eurich is an organizational psychologist, executive coach, researcher, and New York Times best-selling author. She uses science to help successful executives—from early stage entrepreneurs to public company CEOs—achieve dramatic and measurable personal and organizational change. She’s built a reputation as a fresh, modern voice in the business world by pairing her scientific grounding in human behavior with a pragmatic approach to professional development.

Dr. Eurich is being highlighted for her various contributions to the field of organizational psychology and leadership development. She’s worked directly with tens of thousands of leaders and spoken live to hundreds of thousands more, on every continent but Antarctica. Her clients include Google, Salesforce, the NBA, IBM, Walmart, and the White House Leadership Development Program. 

Dr. Eurich’s TEDx talks have been viewed more than seven million times. One in particular that the CMA team wishes to highlight is on how to increase your self-awareness. Though why would you want to increase your self-awareness? Well, self-aware individuals tend to perform better at work, have stronger relationships, make smarter decisions, are better leaders, are more confident, and are better communicators. Fortunately, self-awareness is a skill that can be developed.

In the below video, Dr. Eurich highlights one quick and simple way to increase your self-awareness.

According to Dr. Eurich, thinking about yourself isn’t the same as knowing yourself. To improve your self-awareness, reflect on how you are reflecting. We tend to focus much on asking ourselves why as opposed to what. However, asking why creates alternative facts and leads to negative outcomes. As an alternative, asking what which will start you on your journey to a happier and more fulfilling life.