Dave Mitchell, a dynamic speaker and the author of The Power of Understanding People, turns his focus inward to help you understand yourself. Mitchell explains that if you tap into “metacognition” – the process of “thinking about thinking” – you can go beyond self-awareness to discover why you develop certain behaviors and to realize your full potential. He launches you on this journey of self-discovery and improvement with an “interactive style” assessment, hands-on worksheets and enlightening exercises. Mitchell’s humorous, comforting revelations about himself align with his philosophy of charitable self-analysis. His easy-to-follow guidelines for self-improvement are encouraging without being preachy or didactic. While some of the chapters rehash material from Mitchell’s previous book, anyone seeking personal growth will enjoy his refreshing, readable and innovative approach.
In this summary, you will learn
- How metacognition reveals why you developed certain behaviors;
- How to identify your “core ideology” and “interactive style”; and
- How understanding yourself better leads to a richer life.
About the Author
Dave Mitchell is a sommelier, international speaker, trainer, consultant, writer and entrepreneur who founded The Leadership Difference in 1995 to promote his “laugh and learn” philosophy. He also wrote Live and Learn or Die Stupid! and The Power of Understanding People.