Learn from specific examples of leadership blinds spots found in business today. Leaders who make faulty assumptions about their teams, assuming performance will get better without addressing problems, hiring only like-minded talent and more will be explored in this video.
- You assume it's not going to rain,…but you show up at your client meeting soaking wet,…or you assume the microwave popcorn cooks in three minutes,…but it's only 90 seconds and now everyone in the office…is stuck with that burn smell all afternoon.…Assumptions can be dangerous, particularly for leaders.…When leaders make false assumptions,…blind spots can undermine their reputations…and their careers.…Let's take a closer look at these ramifications.…I'll share six examples that can help you lead…more effectively and improve…employee engagement and performance.…
First, leaders shouldn't make assumptions…in the hiring process,…or they may end up being perceived as short sighted.…They might assume it's optimal to hire…more like-minded experts or people with a similar approach.…It's a natural tendency, but a common blind spot.…If they want their teams to be seen as innovative,…they need to choose talent that will give them…the full benefits of diverse thinking.…Shake things up by adding someone who brings…a more global perspective or even unconventional mindset.…
Instructor Sara Canaday dives into the nuances of blind spots, explaining why blind spots matter when it comes to career success, and which intangible skills can help you find and eliminate these roadblocks. Sara also covers ways to find and close the gaps between your perception of yourself and your reputation. She explores specific examples of leadership blind spots commonly seen in the business world and provides steps that you can take to mitigate your perception problems.
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- Understanding blind spots
- Gaining insights about awareness skills
- Identifying and managing blind spots
- Getting clarity on how you see yourself
- Finding out how others see you
- Closing the gaps between your perception and your reputation
- Exploring specific examples of leadership blind spots
- Taking action to deal with your blind spots