Here are 7 Common Blind spots:
- Denial of Reality - Feeling so strong about our own beliefs that we deny the beliefs of others, or deny facts right in front of our eyes.
- Control - Seeing ourselves as being more responsible for things than we actually are, or having more control over things and events than we truly do.
- Made-Up Memories - Making decisions based on memories that did not happen. Often we confuse our imaginations, or our dreams, with reality.
- Reality Distortions - Distorting reality to conform to preconceptions.
- Know it All - Thinking that we know more than what we really do. (We simply don't know what we don't know.)
- Listening Only to Validate What We Know - Failure to listen to others.
- Undervaluing What We Do Know - Listening too much to others, and allowing others' beliefs to talk us out of our own beliefs; or in some cases cause us not to trust our instincts.
Neuro-tips: Removing Blind Spots
Tip #1 - It Takes Thought to Learn
The brain does not always allow us to hear all the facts if they do not fit our prior understanding of a concept. To learn new facts, you must be actively open to accepting opposition.
Tip #2 - Effectively Working Together
Partners who were considered controlling were perceived as critical and rude, and their advice was generally rejected and not trusted. When the same partners showed appreciation, a feeling of rapport and trust developed, creating a deep 'WE-centric' bond.
Judith E. Glaser is the Author of two best selling business books: Creating WE: Change I-Thinking to We-Thinking & Build a Healthy Thriving Organization - winner of the Bronze Award in the Leadership Category of the 2008 Axiom Business Book Awards, and The DNA of Leadership.
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