L E ADE RSH I P      Overcoming      Blind Spots
Presented by:Jonathan "JJ" Jarrell
“    Leadership is the art of getting    someone else to do something    you want done because he    wants to do it       ...
“    Fearless Leadership    The courage to take a bold    stand, act decisively, and    engage with others in an    extrao...
Are youa fearlessleader?
Loretta Malandrowrote a great book onFearless Leadership        One of her key insights        was that we all have       ...
PFG has many trucks on the road                              Trucks have a numberBlind Spots       of blind spots that hid...
BlindSpots
Leadership“           Blind Spots    Unproductive behavior that    undermines business    results and working    relations...
10Blind Spots    Let’s seewhat they are
Going it alone
“    Symptoms    Not asking for help    Not accepting help    Not talking about stress    Not including others in    decis...
Beinginsensitive to your impact  on others
“    Perception    We judge others on their    behavior but expect them    to judge us by our    intention                ...
Having an “I know” attitude(I’m right)
“       Arrogant         Having an answer for         everything, rigid and fixed         views, lack of intellectual     ...
Avoidingdifficult(crucial)conversations
Crucial“       Conversations         Understand that you make the         situation worse for others         when you don’...
Blaming   others orcircumstances
“    Accountability    Being personally accountable    for business results and your    impact on people, even when    oth...
If you use these twowords…                       But                       Yeah!!!!                       You might need t...
Treatingcommitments  casually
“        Symptoms          Not keeping commitments          Not fulfilling promises on timeAlways maintaining an “escape h...
Conspiringagainst others
“        Minnesota Nice           When Im angry at someone, I           dont let them know. I just           smile pleasan...
Withholding emotionalcommitment
“        Hearts and Minds           When an organization can capture           both the “hearts and minds” –        Hearts...
Not taking a   stand
“    Indecision    An indecisive leader    cripples a group or    organization by    sapping the energy and    drive of pe...
Toleratinggood enough
“    Accountability    “Settling for the ‘status    quo’ is never reaching for    greatness.”                     Unknown
Removing The Blind Spots
“        Truly Blind         “If I told you what blind spots         you have, you would deny         them, or youwould ar...
What can you do to identify your   blind spots?
1    Find people who can help you    identify your blind spots and ask              them to help?     Must be people who f...
Empathy practice – take 10-minutes to2     look back at the last few hours of your     day. Write down your specific behav...
What is your Action Plan foridentifying your blind spotsand taking bold action todosomething about them?                  ...
Ultimately who isaccountable?        Insert Your        Name Here
100%Accountable              We should wear                   this              badge everyday
I will fully and completely take charge of my  own actions. I will not accept less than the   best from myself or my team....
I cannot change anyone’s behavior but myown – so I will focus on how I can change to  achieve success. I will ask for help...
I will “play to win” and not “play to not lose.” I will take bold action when necessary. I will     speak the truth. I wil...
Thank You
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Leadership Blind Spots

  1. 1. L E ADE RSH I P Overcoming Blind Spots
  2. 2. Presented by:Jonathan "JJ" Jarrell
  3. 3. “ Leadership is the art of getting someone else to do something you want done because he wants to do it Dwight D. Eisenhower
  4. 4. “ Fearless Leadership The courage to take a bold stand, act decisively, and engage with others in an extraordinary way Malandro
  5. 5. Are youa fearlessleader?
  6. 6. Loretta Malandrowrote a great book onFearless Leadership One of her key insights was that we all have Blind Spots
  7. 7. PFG has many trucks on the road Trucks have a numberBlind Spots of blind spots that hide things (i.e., cars, people, buildings, etc..) from the drivers view
  8. 8. BlindSpots
  9. 9. Leadership“ Blind Spots Unproductive behavior that undermines business results and working relationships Malandro
  10. 10. 10Blind Spots Let’s seewhat they are
  11. 11. Going it alone
  12. 12. “ Symptoms Not asking for help Not accepting help Not talking about stress Not including others in decisions Malandro
  13. 13. Beinginsensitive to your impact on others
  14. 14. “ Perception We judge others on their behavior but expect them to judge us by our intention Malandro
  15. 15. Having an “I know” attitude(I’m right)
  16. 16. “ Arrogant Having an answer for everything, rigid and fixed views, lack of intellectual curiosity, not listening,diminishing what others have to say,arguing with everyone who does notagree with your point of view, refusingto explore alternatives and options Malandro
  17. 17. Avoidingdifficult(crucial)conversations
  18. 18. Crucial“ Conversations Understand that you make the situation worse for others when you don’t have those crucialconversations when the crucialmoment happens Vital Smarts
  19. 19. Blaming others orcircumstances
  20. 20. “ Accountability Being personally accountable for business results and your impact on people, even when others accept zero accountability Malandro
  21. 21. If you use these twowords… But Yeah!!!! You might need to take more accountability
  22. 22. Treatingcommitments casually
  23. 23. “ Symptoms Not keeping commitments Not fulfilling promises on timeAlways maintaining an “escape hatch”Not providing a clear commitment or noncommitment
  24. 24. Conspiringagainst others
  25. 25. “ Minnesota Nice When Im angry at someone, I dont let them know. I just smile pleasantlyto his or her face and then proceed totalk about them behind their back Urban Dictionary
  26. 26. Withholding emotionalcommitment
  27. 27. “ Hearts and Minds When an organization can capture both the “hearts and minds” – Hearts and Minds emotional andintellectual commitment – people engageand focus energy on implementing change Malandro
  28. 28. Not taking a stand
  29. 29. “ Indecision An indecisive leader cripples a group or organization by sapping the energy and drive of people Malandro
  30. 30. Toleratinggood enough
  31. 31. “ Accountability “Settling for the ‘status quo’ is never reaching for greatness.” Unknown
  32. 32. Removing The Blind Spots
  33. 33. “ Truly Blind “If I told you what blind spots you have, you would deny them, or youwould argue, debate, and defend whyyou do what you do Malandro
  34. 34. What can you do to identify your blind spots?
  35. 35. 1 Find people who can help you identify your blind spots and ask them to help? Must be people who feel comfortable telling you the truth… …that is the hard part
  36. 36. Empathy practice – take 10-minutes to2 look back at the last few hours of your day. Write down your specific behaviors (like it was a video that showed only the actual behaviors) and actively look to identify any of the 10 blind spots It is hard to do this without some self-editing / bias – but try to be brutally honest about it – it really can help
  37. 37. What is your Action Plan foridentifying your blind spotsand taking bold action todosomething about them? Create an Action Plan
  38. 38. Ultimately who isaccountable? Insert Your Name Here
  39. 39. 100%Accountable We should wear this badge everyday
  40. 40. I will fully and completely take charge of my own actions. I will not accept less than the best from myself or my team. I will hold myself accountable for both my own and myteam’s results. I will only make commitments that I can make and that I intend to keep I will not make excuses 100% Accountable Pledge
  41. 41. I cannot change anyone’s behavior but myown – so I will focus on how I can change to achieve success. I will ask for help when I need it. I will gladly accept help when it isoffered. I will be open to insights that othershave and listen to their ideas, thoughts, and opinions without bias. I will search out information on my blind spots from thosewho work with me. I will not blame others orcircumstances for not meeting commitments I will engage 100% in everything that I do
  42. 42. I will “play to win” and not “play to not lose.” I will take bold action when necessary. I will speak the truth. I will not tolerate good enough. I will face difficult situations and hold crucial conversations when necessary. I will actively examine how my behavior is impacting others I will not make excuses I will strive to be a fearless leader who makes a difference everyday. I will hold myself accountable to all these things
  43. 43. Thank You
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