Leadership Minute: Blind Spots

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Blind spots: Every organization has them; only few are willing to point them out. – Scott Williams

One of the most important things you can do as a leader in your organization is to have honest dialogue about blind spots. Every organization has them as does every leader. A good exercise you can utilize in your organization is to bring your team together for some honest evaluation. Better yet, bring in trusted outsiders who can tell you what you need to hear and help you navigate your way forward. Blind spots are not weaknesses unless you avoid them. Dare to know and embrace the truth with the attitude of making corrections. If you bury your head in the sand regarding your blind spots your competitors will take advantage of you. The first step in the process is a willingness on your part as the leader to identify your own blind spots so you can lead with clarity and purpose. Your effectiveness as a leader depends on you seeing what others see. You don’t have to be blindsided by blind spots. Lead with your eyes open.

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About dougdickerson

I am an internationally recognized leadership speaker, columnist, and author. My books include: "Leaders Without Borders: 9 Essentials for Everyday Leaders", "Great Leaders Wanted", "Leadership by the Numbers", and "It Only Takes a Minute: Daily Inspiration for Leaders on the Move". I live outside beautiful Charleston, South Carolina.
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2 Responses to Leadership Minute: Blind Spots

  1. Wow……this would be a very therapeutic and valuable discussion if people were allowed to speak frankly and candidly about blind spots. Great read. Thank you.

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