When I interviewed Robert Bruce Shaw about his new book “Leadership Blindspots,” I was surprised by how complex this issue is.
He told me that a lot of blind spots are directly linked to strengths. It may seem counter-intuitive, but while an entrepreneur’s passion for her business drives growth, the single-mindedness of that passion may also be a blind spot that threatens growth.
The degree of blindness can also vary. You may be completely ignorant of a threat. But, you could be partially aware of it, and just reluctant to take action.
One of the best ways for leaders to identify and respond to blind spots is to develop a network of advisers, as Shaw explains in this audio clip.
You can hear more of Shaw’s tips in the Expert Interview (premium members only) podcast.
Question: Are you aware of your blind spots? How do you feel about pointing out the blind spots of others? Join the discussion below.