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  • 1. L E ADE RSH I P Overcoming Blind Spots
  • 2. Presented by:Jonathan "JJ" Jarrell
  • 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. Fearless Leadership The courage to take a bold stand, act decisively, and engage with others in an extraordinary way Malandro
  • 5. Are youa fearlessleader?
  • 6. Loretta Malandrowrote a great book onFearless Leadership One of her key insights was that we all have Blind Spots
  • 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. BlindSpots
  • 9. Leadership Blind Spots Unproductive behavior that undermines business results and working relationships Malandro
  • 10. 10Blind Spots Lets seewhat they are
  • 11. Going it alone
  • 12. Symptoms Not asking for help Not accepting help Not talking about stress Not including others in decisions Malandro
  • 13. Beinginsensitive to your impact on others
  • 14. Perception We judge others on their behavior but expect them to judge us by our intention Malandro
  • 15. Having an I know attitude(Im right)
  • 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. Avoidingdifficult(crucial)conversations
  • 18. Crucial Conversations Understand that you make the situation worse for others when you dont have those crucialconversations when the crucialmoment happens Vital Smarts
  • 19. Blaming others orcircumstances
  • 20. Accountability Being personally accountable for business results and your impact on people, even when others accept zero accountability Malandro
  • 21. If you use these twowords But Yeah!!!! You might need to take more accountability
  • 22. Treatingcommitments casually
  • 23. Symptoms Not keeping commitments Not fulfilling promises on timeAlways maintaining an escape hatchNot providing a clear commitment or noncommitment
  • 24. Conspiringagainst others
  • 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. Withholding emotionalcommitment
  • 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. Not taking a stand
  • 29. Indecision An indecisive leader cripples a group or organization by sapping the energy and drive of people Malandro
  • 30. Toleratinggood enough
  • 31. Accountability Settling for the status quo is never reaching for greatness. Unknown
  • 32. Removing The Blind Spots
  • 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. What can you do to identify your blind spots?
  • 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. 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. What is your Action Plan foridentifying your blind spotsand taking bold action todosomething abo