Defining Leadership Blind Spots

In this first episode of our four-part series on leadership blind spots, John Maxwell, Mark Cole, and Richard Chancy define what a leadership blind spot is.

Can leaders see their own blind spots? What indicators can leaders examine to identify and understand their own blind spots?

Every leader has at least one blind spot, and the greater a leader’s influence, the greater the effect of that blind spot. For transformational leaders, one of the most profound assets for growth is an external perspective on one’s own leadership. Such a perspective allows us examine the areas in which we are not intuitive.

But no leader can identify his/her blind spot alone. After all, it is called a blind spot. Identifying a blind spot requires consulting those around you for honest feedback. In this series, Mark asks a great question for those whom you lead and those who lead you: “What’s it like being on the other side of me?” 

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7 thoughts on “Defining Leadership Blind Spots”

  1. Wow…incredible teaching! And wow…”What’s it like to be on the other side of me?” Yikes! I so needed this…all of this! Hard stuff…but necessary! Thank you so very, very much!

  2. This is so powerful. I needed this. I have been deeply hurt and it has hindered my walk. Now I see this as an opportunity to quit focusing on the offender and my hust but to thank God for the refocus and asking what are my blind spots. (Note the plural). Scary but needed questions.

  3. Thank you.
    I learning so much. As a mother I learned that i have plenty of Blind Spots. I asked my young adults “kids” to let me know the things that I should improve to have a better a relationship with them.

  4. Wow! I’ve been in and taught leadership for over a decade and this was the best series I’ve ever heard! John Maxwell is the Godfather of leadership. I’ve listened to this series 5 different times.

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