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Statistics say that about 70% of your employees suffer disengagement from their jobs. Unfortunately, many leaders have no idea how to engage their employees, often because of insidious “blind spots” in their thinking. These faulty management ideas rest on inaccurate information masquerading as business philosophies, and they’re destructively resistant to facts. Seduced by the attractive simplicity of these blind spots, leaders mistakenly use them as foundations for planning and strategizing how they and their firms should relate to their employees. Root Inc. consultancy co-founder Jim Haudan and CEO Rich Berens warn that failing to recognize these blind spots can cause you to stifle your best employees instead of giving them the autonomy to do their finest and most engaged work. To transform your organization and unlock the potential of your employees, the authors say, just open your eyes.

In this summary, you will learn

  • How to recognize five leadership blind spots;
  • What methods to use to overcome and avoid them; and
  • How to lead more strategically based on 13 leadership lessons.
 

About the Authors

Jim Haudan is a co-founder of Root Inc., an organizational change and development consultancy, where Rich Berens is CEO and “Chief Client Fanatic.”

 

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High employee engagement equals high performance. For engagement, leaders must treat those they lead with consideration and respect – and earn their respect in return. Start by avoiding the “blind spots” that impede your leadership and block your vision. 


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    Jan Findlay 2 days ago
    Very nice read; great quote “If you can’t find a way to employees’ hearts, their minds won’t follow”.
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    Geert Marcel G. Barbier 2 weeks ago
    Should be mandatory reading - definitely for management