Monday, March 21, 2005

Executive blind spots

Here's an interesting list of common blind spots that executives have via this post on Salesprocessdiva:

  • Avoidance: not confronting issues that need to be dealt with.
  • Being a spectator, rather than taking responsibility.
  • Being too emotional or not showing enough emotion. Both can affect your ability to influence and inspire trust, accountability and staff engagement.
  • Being a compulsive talker.
  • Not communicating enough.
  • Being a poor listener.
  • Listening too much rather than taking action.
  • Being too nice, too soft or too patient.
  • Being too tough, too aggressive or too impatient.
  • Putting up a front, a management veneer that blocks trust.

Anything sound familiar?

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