From the Author of Speak Up, Show Up, and Stand Out & Fearless Leadership
Blind Spots. What are They?
The phrase blind spots sounds like a character flaw, a defect, or something that is wrong with you. None of the above.
Blind spots are automatic and unproductive behaviors that others can see in you but you cannot see in yourself.
Everyone Suffers When You are Blind to Your Blind Spots
Because blind spots are outside of your awareness, you may be repeating the same unproductive behavior and getting the same results—people working around you and not with you.
You’re not intentionally trying to frustrate or hurt others, but everyone suffers just the same—you, your career, your coworkers, and your family.
Are You Successful In Spite of Yourself?
It doesn’t matter if you’re a super-star. Everyone has blind spots. Being successful is not a valid measure of your optimal effectiveness. All it means is that you’ve gone as far as you can go despite your blind spots. The crucial question is:
“How much more could you achieve if you transformed your ineffective behavior into effective behavior?
How do You Rate?
Do you think you have any of the following blind spots?
Learn More about Yourself and Each Blind Spot
Each blind spot will have its own anti-blog. Stay tuned as we post them weekly. For a more in-depth discussion of blind spots, read Fearless Leadership.
Dr. Loretta Malandro is the CEO of the Malandro Consulting Group (www.malandro.com) and the author of several landmark business communication books including: Fearless Leadership, Say It Right the First Time, and her new book, “Speak Up, Show Up, and Stand Out: The 9 Communication Rules You Need to Succeed”.