This video talks about leaders who accidentally take their strengths too far. They might be overly risk-averse, overly enthusiastic, overly dependent on their own decision-making and work.
- Most people like chocolate cake, but triple chocolate cake…with fudge icing and ice cream,…even hardcore dessert lovers might say…that's too much of a good thing.…The same concept can apply to leadership…and it creates a serious blind spot.…Think about the behaviors and attributes…that made you successful…early on in your professional life.…You might recall positive statements from your performance…reviews like your attention to detail is outstanding…or casual comments from peers,…you always have the most creative ideas.…
These things set you apart, got you noticed,…rewarded, even promoted.…The problem is basic psychology kicks in.…We continue doing whatever gets us positive reinforcement,…so it's tempting to go overboard,…just like the chocolate cake.…Here are four examples of how smart people…overuse their strengths and unknowingly create blind spots…that hinder their ability to advance.…First, some people achieve early success as…production superstars, hard driving and goal focused.…
Once they move into leadership, they may tend to over rely…
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