When backing out of the driveway or changing lanes in traffic, you check your blind spots as a safety measure. However, many leaders fail miserably at checking their leadership blind spots. Whether your leadership trap is managing instead of leading, loss of focus, or lack self-awareness, taking time to evaluate and identify these blind spots is an important leadership step.
Make a habit of looking in your leadership blind spots in order to be aware of potential hazards. Consider using a leadership coach to help you navigate your leadership traps as these traps are limiting behaviors. Awareness, examination, and self-evaluation are valuable exercises. Do not skip these important opportunities in the journey to becoming an effective leader.
“Self-awareness allows people to recognize what things they do best so they can then go hard on those aspects of their life. It also helps you accept your weaknesses.” – Gary Vaynerchuck
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