Classic Business Blind Spot!

You hire someone who, at that time, seems to be the best person for the position. Everyone is happy – for a while. Then, at some point there is a problem. Do you stop to ask the question – is it the new person, or is it the management style, or is it something about the business operations or culture that is driving that employee’s behavior?

It may or may not be, but if you don’t ask, you will never discover what could possibly be a blind spot. Then the common scenario runs its course. He/she stays for a few months or years, and then we start over with a new person.

When you’re at the top of your organization, it’s likely difficult to see the impact of your own personality and leadership – be brave, ask for feedback.