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Leadership Blindspots: How Successful Leaders Identify and Overcome the Weaknesses That Matter Leadership Blindspots: How Successful Leaders Identify and Overcome the Weaknesses That Matter

by Robert Bruce Shaw

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"The best leaders are brutally honest with themselves and their team members, seeing reality for what it is and then taking action to address any weaknesses. Robert Shaw, who has extensive experience working with successful leaders, provides insight into how to avoid fooling yourself about what is really going on in your company and markets."
-- Michael J. Thomson, president and chief operating officer, SunCoke Energy

"Robert Shaw's book Leadership Blindspots underscores the need to be both confident in your leadership capabilities and, at the same time, open to hearing contrary points of view, including feedback about your leadership impact. Individuals at all levels of a company will benefit from Robert's clear advice on how to lead effectively."
-- Sylvia Montero, author, Make It Your Business

"Optimism is both necessary and problematic for those leading a company. This book is particularly useful for entrepreneurial leaders who need to be careful that their drive and passion does not blind them to the challenges they face in growing their business. Leadership Blindspots helps you surface what you need to know to be successful."
-- Michael J. Kelly, chief executive officer, On Call International

"Leaders are sometimes blinded to the opportunities to grow their firms because they can't see beyond their current business model. Robert Shaw highlights the need to test one's core beliefs and assumptions. In particular, he offers pragmatic advice on building a leadership team that can look at a firm's vulnerabilities and think beyond the status quo."
-- Mark Ronald, former president and chief executive officer, BAE Systems, Inc.