Every leader has a potential blind spot, be it in communication, leadership or management. In this episode, Tony and Jim tackle the potential blind spots of leaders and how to remedy it. To listen to it, click the link below.
1:12 – Jim says most organizations get pretty excited about the latest shiny object. He stresses that we need to be cautious about that.
2:29 – The 8 Leadership Blind Spots
3:26 – Blind spots are unintentional and can negatively affect the team.
4:06 – Don’t teach them everything that you know, teach them what they need to know.
4:40 – Executives are so busy thinking about new initiatives that they talk about them as if other people already know what they’re talking about.
6:10 – Human nature sort of defaults to what they are comfortable with.
6:20 – Leaders will try to use their past successes in their current state and that is creating the world in their own image.
6:38 – How creating the world in your own image becomes a problem for you and your team.
8:35 – How sending conflicting signals affect team output and how to remedy it.
12:26 – Novelty will always win out over boredom.
12:36 – The reality with leaders and what they should do.
13:01 – Being Blue Collar – You don’t leave until the job is finished.
15:18 – Assuming that you communicate effectively with your team is also a blind spot most leaders have.
15:35 – Jim’s example about how communicating effectively leads to great results.
18:12 – Forgetting to check the rearview mirror is another blind spot.
19:10 – What the life in corporations look like today.
20:19 – What communication should be all about.
23:36 – How to spot a blind spot.
24:30 – Closing of episode.