Leadership Blindspots: How Successful Leaders Identify and by Robert Bruce Shaw PDF


By Robert Bruce Shaw

ISBN-10: 1118646290

ISBN-13: 9781118646298

management Blindspots is a complete advisor that is helping contributors floor and act on unrecognized weaknesses which can impair their effectiveness, harm their enterprises and derail their careers. Written by way of an writer with years of expertise operating heavily with leaders as a administration advisor, the book provides an invaluable version for knowing how blindspots operate and the dangers they pose.  At an identical time, Leadership Blindspots deals a transparent roadmap to turning into a greater chief by way of supplying pragmatic recommendation on how to manage blindspots extra effectively.  issues include:

  • A framework to appreciate why blindspots threaten all leaders - and are really accepted within the such a lot visionary and pushed of leaders
  • A description of alternative degrees of blindness - these approximately your self as a leader, the functions of your workforce, the strengths and weaknesses of your organization and the changes happening on your industry
  • A description of the most common management blindspots and surveys to evaluate your parts of vulnerability
  • Actions you could soak up 5 key areas to identify and deal with your own unique dangers, in addition as the blindspots you see in those with whom you work

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Review Your Mistakes While writing this book, I took a five-day backpacking trip in the Sierra Nevada ­mountains. Hiking for eight hours a day, I had ample opportunity to consider a range of topics, including my own blindspots (as much as I wished otherwise). In particular, I focused on the mistakes I have made over my career. I took the approach that mistakes are the royal road to understanding blindspots, particularly when repeated over time and in different situations. Mistakes often point to areas in which we lack selfawareness of a weakness or threat, including patterns in our thinking and behavior that get us into trouble.

I worked, for instance, with a business leader who rose through the sales and marketing functions of his company. In these roles, he learned how to engage others during sales meetings and conferences, as well as on sales calls to senior-level customers. As a result of his personal charisma and years spent refining his communication skills, he became the best public speaker in his company. He knows this is a unique strength and leverages it fully in communicating his firm’s strategies and initiatives to groups inside and outside of his firm.

The senior leader took the feedback and then met with each of the division leaders and reviewed the findings. In a private session, he was direct with the leader whose group was the most negative and indicated that they needed to be more open and transparent in working together. The leader of that division left the meeting feeling that he had been singled out by the leader and his group had been “thrown under the bus” by me. He then went to great lengths to portray me to his peers as untrustworthy and someone with whom others should not work.

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