Blind spot indicators:

"Where I used to work, WE did it this way, but here, YOU do it that way."

"All we need to do is change the culture."

  C                        1

Honor and respect the organization’s culture;

know what makes people proud.

Blind spot indicators:

"I have to appear decisive."

"I'm expected to have all the answers."

  Wdyt                  3

Avoid coming in with the answer by asking others “what do you think?”

Blind spot indicators:

"I need to show that I can handle simultaneous challenges."

"We're focused on 12 key initiatives this quarter."

  Fb                      5

Maximize the value you add by focusing on fewer, bigger ideas and projects.  Delegate!

Blind spot indicators:

"I'm afraid to tell them what them what they 'need' to hear."

"'We'll get the funding by committing to this unrealistic timeline."

  Upod                 9

Under-promise and over-deliver to maintain credibility and trust; but don’t sand bag

Periodic Table of
Leading With Courage®

Blind spot indicators:

"I need to look and be self-sufficient."

"I don't like starting conversations with strangers."

  Rn                     2

Build relationships and

network;  be approachable

and visible

Rollover each "element" to reveal some indicators of potential blind spots

Blind spot indicators:

"We can't get rid of him because he brought in a big client six years ago."

"But she's been here from the start and she's my good friend."

  Hpt                    4

Build a high-performing

team by not sticking with under-performers too long

One of the Nine Behaviors

of Leading With Courage®

Foundation

Element

Blind spot indicators:

"We've always done it this way."

"I prefer to play it safe."

"Let's be fast followers."

  In                       6

Be open to innovations and new ways of doing things to stay relevant and competitive

Blind spot indicators:

"I'm the CEO so I don't need any more training."

"I don't want to know that much about myself."

  Sa                     10

Be self-aware of  your strengths and blind spots; seek feedback -- regularly;  be emotionally intelligent

Blind spot indicators:

"We don't need to tell them about it because they'll never find out."

"I prefer to only share 'good' news."

 Ta                       7

Foster trust and alignment;  alignment and agreement are not the same thing

Blind spot indicators:

"There's a new sheriff in town."

"Do you know who I am?"

"That policy applies to everyone but me."

  Hc                     11

Be humble and confident, avoid arrogance  leadership Is about what you do, not where you’re seated

Blind spot indicators:

"This is working well for our #1 competitor."

"Our tactics aren't working;  we need to change our strategy."

 Ws                      8

Develop and implement

a winning strategy;  influence others to work towards your vision

Blind spot indicators:

"A better offer came along -- an hour ago."

"It's okay that I'm late; I'm the CEO."

"It's your fault for not reminding me to do it."

  Mc                    12

Meet your commitments

to the best of your ability without reminders from others

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