In the latest HCI Webinar, Dr. Jonathan H. Westover talks with Dr. L. Carol Scott about using self-aware success strategies (SASS) to expand human capital. Below is a summary of the main points from their conversation! Check out the full episode and let us know what you think!
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Self-Awareness in Leadership and Organizational Success
Dr. L. Carol Scott and Jonathan H. Westover discussed the importance of self-awareness in leadership and organizational success. Dr. Scott emphasized that self-awareness is key to accepting others as they are and recognizing one's own patterns of behavior. Jonathan suggested the use of the "Jahar window" framework to expand the known areas in the business world and reduce hidden areas. Dr. Scott also highlighted the impact of early brain development on behavior patterns and the importance of self-awareness in defining oneself rather than letting others do so. The conversation concluded with a discussion about strategies for self-awareness and their connection to human capital.
Social and Emotional Intelligence Assets in Adult Relationships
Dr. L. Carol Scott discussed the seven social and emotional intelligence assets that shape adult relationships. These assets are developmentally programmed into individuals during their first seven years of life. She highlighted that these assets include trust, independence, faith, negotiation, vision, compromise, and acceptance. Dr. Scott emphasized the importance of these assets in navigating relationships and dealing with the inevitable ups and downs of life. Jonathan contributed to the discussion by acknowledging the complexity of life's unfairness and the difficulty of resolving the problem of evil.
Self-Awareness and Relationships in Leadership
Jonathan Carol discussed the importance of self-awareness and interpersonal relationships in organizations and leadership. Dr. Scott emphasized that relationships are key to success, regardless of one's position, and highlighted that understanding and rewiring brain patterns from childhood experiences can enhance cooperation and communication skills. They also explored how early life experiences shape adult behavior patterns and how these can be addressed through training and coaching.
Trauma's Impact on Adults and Workplaces
Jonathan and Carol discussed the impact of childhood trauma on adults and its implications for the workplace. Jonathan emphasized the need for leaders to understand and address trauma in a responsible and proactive manner. Dr. Scott differentiated between traumatic and non-traumatic experiences that can shape behavior, highlighting the importance of recognizing and addressing adverse childhood experiences. They also discussed the impact of parents' own past experiences on their ability to raise their children, and the need to help children develop self-regulation and self-governance skills.
Self-Awareness in Leaders and Teams
Jonathan and Dr. Scott discussed the role of leaders in fostering self-awareness within the workplace, particularly regarding trauma. Dr. Scott emphasized the importance of leaders becoming more self-aware and reflecting on their own patterns and potential missed opportunities for growth. She also suggested that leaders can help identify unhelpful behavioral patterns in their team members and encourage them to consider therapy or other healing modalities. However, she acknowledged that leaders cannot force team members to engage in self-awareness work.
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