You probably know most of your strengths. You’re probably aware of your weaknesses, as well.
You can structure your work to capitalize on your strengths and talents. You can manage your weaknesses, and make a plan to improve them.
However, we all have blind spots. We know what we know. We also know some things that we don’t know. But, the riskiest areas are the things that we don’t know that we don’t know.
You may have a hunch that something is going wrong in your job interviews, but you don’t know why you’re not receiving offers. You keep getting passed over for promotions, even though you think you’re doing everything right. Great opportunities don’t seem to come your way, for some reason.
The problem with a blind spot is that there is little chance that you will suddenly be able to see the problem. Even if you are self-aware and focused on continually improving, a blind spot doesn’t magically reveal itself.
That’s why a trusted circle of advisors and mentors is so crucial. They see you…