|Avoiding automatic responses
Observing ourselves means being able to observe how we behave,
how we relate to people and to the world, and how automatically
we respond to specific stimuli.
Self-Observation is a combination of methods
used to bring our behaviour patterns to light. By observing ourselves, we lay the
basis for change. Automatism is a reaction resulting from past
experience rather than triggered by present situations. Being
already known, automatic responses make us feel safe, whereas
they only prevent us from being creative and innovative and benefiting
as much as possible from the situations we are dealing with.
Working and managing effortlessly means
getting rid of automatism.
This result can be achieved through constant
attention to ourselves
and to our presence, to managing emotions and effectively managing
A manager who is able to observe him/herself
is more relaxed,
communicates better, manages conflicts more effectively, is focused
on goals rather than on relations, negotiates better. He/she
is a self-confident manager.