Sept. 6, 2022

191 How to Reduce Leadership Blind Spots and Nurture Deeper Connections through the Johari Window | Mahan Tavakoli Partnering Leadership Insight

191 How to Reduce Leadership Blind Spots and Nurture Deeper Connections through the Johari Window | Mahan Tavakoli Partnering Leadership Insight

In this episode of Partnering Leadership, Mahan Tavakoli shares thoughts on the importance of reducing our blind spots and letting others connect with our humanity. Then, Mahan briefly explains the Johari Window and how understanding it can help us better understand how to reduce blind spots and why showing more genuine vulnerability in leadership is crucial. Finally, Mahan shares specific actions we can take to reduce our blind spots and let others better connect with us as leaders.  


Some highlights:


-Accepting the fact that we all have blind spots

-Why do our blind spots tend to grow as we gain more experience and move up in leadership roles

-Why general feedback tools and 360s are not helpful and often counter-productive in reducing blind spots

-The questions to ask and the people to ask those questions of to start reducing our blind spots

-Why it's important to reduce what we keep hidden from others through showing genuine vulnerability 

-The types of experiences to share that are relevant to showing greater vulnerability and helping others connect with our humanity



Mentioned:

-Ed Hess (Listen to Ed Hess's episode on Partnering Leadership here)

- Ken Blanchard (Listen to Ken Blanchard's episode on Partnering Leadership here)



Connect with Mahan Tavakoli:

https://mahantavakoli.com/

https://www.linkedin.com/in/mahan/


More information and resources are available at the Partnering Leadership Podcast website:

https://www.partneringleadership.com/