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Blind Spots: Achieve Success by Seeing What You Can't See

Blind Spots: Achieve Success by Seeing What You Can't See

Claudia Shelton

ISBN: 978-0-470-12425-3 June 2007 272 Pages

 E-Book

$16.99

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Praise for Blind Spots

"Shelton's open and candid style inspires trust among readers. Management teams and those making career choices can push their effectiveness up a notch with her skilled approach to facing blind spots and moving beyond them."
—Rick McNutt, Executive Vice President, National City Bank

"Blind Spots gives individuals a comprehensive, but very manageable, set of tools and strategies to see themselves differently. The stories of people whose lives have been changed by Shelton's principles and techniques enhance the strategies she presents. This is a compelling book with the power to improve lives dramatically."
—Eleta A. Jones, PhD, LPC, Assistant Director, Center for Professional Development, University of Hartford

"Shelton's approach to identifying blind spots goes to the heart of effective leadership. Such interest arose from this work that requests poured in for not only follow-on training regarding Blind Spots, but also for developmental coaching. Six months later, people are still talking about Blind Spots."
—Jack Bergquist, Vice President, Kaman Aerospace

"When I recognized my blind spots that made me underestimate my entrepreneurial strengths, I was able to move forward to launch a successful company. This book is a must for building resilience to face the challenges of a start-up."
—Marilyn Nemarich, entrepreneur and owner, Marilyn's Pies

"This book can teach you how to see inside yourself. As I was reading it, I kept thinking of the song On a Clear Day You Can See Forever. Learning about your blind spots leads to clear sight, which can create possibilities for innovation and growth."
—Jane Hunt, Assistant Vice President for Executive Development, The Hartford Financial Services Group, Inc.

Preface.

Acknowledgments.

SECTION ONE Unlock the Secrets of Your Greatest Strengths.

1. See Blind Spots.

2. Develop Clear Sight.

3. Can You See What They See?

SECTION TWO Discover Your Blind Spots.

4. Model Yourself.

5. The Way They See the Things You Do.

SECTION THREE The Five Principles of Clear Sight.

6. Shift to Neutral.

7. Imagine Positive Possibilities.

8. Simply Focus on Success.

9. Stretch Your Strengths.

10. Choose with Confidence.

SECTION FOUR The Strategies for Clear Sight.

11. Identify Strengths.

12. Check Old Habits.

13. Address Stress.

14. Tune Radar.

15. Connect.

Section Five See Their Blind Spots.

16. See TheirWay.

17. Identify Group Blind Spots.

Section Six Build Success for Life.

18. Find Purpose Over Time.

19. Pass the Possibilities.

Appendix.

Descriptions of All Tools.

The Five Most Common Blind Spots Framework.

Priority for Handling Blind Spots Grid.

Blind Spots Profile Matrix.

Blind Spots Profile: Descriptions of the Nine Models.

Blind Spots Finder Tools Online.

Blind Spots Profile Online.

Blind Spots 360.

Discussion Format: How Do You See My Strengths and Blind Spots?

The Confidence Triangle.

Old Habits Blind Spots Grid.

Characteristics of Disconnection.

Group Blind Spots Finder.

Notes.

Additional Resources.

Index.

"Blind Spots motivates us to think differently, to push our skills to the next level and openly see and manage our Blind Spots. Claudia Shelton helps us to develop Clear Sight of where we want to go and how to get there. There is a clear difference in my performance level and the increased value I am bringing to the company."—Clare Hartman, VP, Pitney Bowes.