“If you had to name one thing that is most highly correlated with successful people, what would it be? Frankly, a few years ago, I didn’t have a great answer for it, so the more I thought about it I came to the conclusion that self awareness is probably the most important thing.”
In this video from MarketsWiki Education’s World of Opportunity event in New York in 2017, former NYSE CEO Duncan Niederauer discusses the importance of being self aware, how to determine if you’re moving in the right direction, why it matters and how you’ll know as you embark on your career if you are following the “script.”
You may think it’s an obvious statement in the professional world, but the facts tell a different story. If 80 percent of the people you work with believe they are in the top quartile, the math doesn’t add up.