What are your blind spots? (Book Review)

My simplified note on a book by Jim Haudan and Rich Berens (McGraw-Hill, 2018), on conquering the 5 misconceptions that hold leaders back.

Key Points:

  • almost everyone must be contend with feeling disengaged (separate or release (someone or something) from something to which they are attached or connected.)
  • blind spots are mistaken but appealing management concept that executives mistakes for great ideas and that breed employee apathy (lack of interest, enthusiasm, or concern.)
  • these 5 blind spots commonly delude leaders and impair engagement
  • do not base your management policy on these misguided ideas
  • blind spot #1: In business, purpose counts but profit matters most. Well it doesn’t.
  • blind spot #2: our employees love the story we tell about our company. They don’t
  • blind spot #3: the best way to engage employees is fact-filled presentations. It isn’t
  • blind spot #4: our employees won’t do things the way they should unless we monitor and control their actions. They will if you give them autonomy.
  • blind spot #5: our employees feel free to speak their minds, no matter what the circumstances. They usually don’t but a good leader can fix this.
  • for real engagement, conquer your blind spots and join your employees on authentic dialogue.

Categories: Books Review, Personal Development

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