Blind Spots

When you are in a blind spot, you don’t even know what you don’t know!

A recent online article dealt with the issue of CEOs and coaches … whether they wanted them, needed them, or used them. I thought this excerpt was an extremely important one from a career coaching perspective, regardless of your C-level position.

Blind spots are less obvious when things are going well. It is very easy for executives to become almost strictly inward looking, especially when they have been very successful. But these blind spots can become devastating when performance moves in the other direction. A good, neutral third party assessment is a clear reality check for executives. [Source: Harvard Business Review, “What CEOs Really Want from Coaching”]

Blind spots can become huge stumbling blocks for the job search candidate, too. Blind spots like …

If you keep on doing what you’ve been doing …
you will undoubtedly keep getting what you’ve been getting.

Failing to run your career search …
like you run your business.

Refusing to make a plan and execute …
your plan early in the process!

You can read all the details of my third-party assessment in this month’s Futures in Finance newsletter.

Blind Spots
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