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The Unique Technique Benjamin Franklin Used To Practice Self-Awareness And How You Can Use It Too

Benjamin Franklin was one of the founding fathers of the United States of America and a polymath. He's also considered one of the pioneers of self-improvement. Here's what he did.

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Today’s subscriber only video is all about self-awareness, specifically the technique that Benjamin Franklin used to practice. Dr. Tasha Eurich, a leading expert in the field, distinguishes between two types of self-awareness: internal and external. Franklin's practice, known as the "assets and liabilities" exercise, is akin to evaluating one's strengths and weaknesses.

To elevate this exercise, seeking feedback from team members on perceived strengths and weaknesses can be enlightening. An experiment I did at a food services company revealed stark contrasts between how executives viewed themselves versus peer perceptions and underscore the importance of external self-awareness. Ultimately, this exercise, rooted in Franklin's wisdom, aims to bolster self-awareness, a crucial component of emotional intelligence, and foster better leadership.

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