Let’s pause to hear from CELA Leader, Hossein Nowbar, as he shares a technique he uses to manage blind spots as part of his leadership strategy.
Essentials from Hossein
- The whole is better than the sum of its parts; be aware of your own strengths and also the strengths of those around you.
- Build your networks and don’t replicate yourself. Make relationships with people with diverse backgrounds. This offers you different perspectives that are often useful in formulating excellent solutions to complex problems and helps to fill out areas where you might have gaps. Diverse teams that leverage different strengths is a great way to manage blind spots.
- Being a good colleague means being honest, even when it’s not what they want to hear; by doing so, you might be helping reduce the negative effects of a colleague’s blind spots.