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Leadership Blind Spots


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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