“Ignorance is bliss,” and “what you don’t know can’t hurt you,” is dangerous thinking in today’s fast changing world. Perceptions don’t improve because they’re ignored.
American writer and philosopher, Eric Hoffer, wrote “far more crucial than what we know or do not know is what we do not want to know.” Leaders often rely too heavily on self-assessment of their effectiveness. Research consistently shows self-assessment is only half as accurate as assessments from peers, direct reports, and managers (“Beware the Self-Assessment Trap“).
Not knowing how our behavior is seen by those we’re trying to lead and influence can lead to very unpleasant surprises.
Imagine there is a key meeting in your organization. You are NOT invited. In the meeting it will be decided who will be asked to leave. So, how do you keep your name off the list and avoid hearing those dreaded words, “You’re Fired!”
Zenger Folkman recently took a deep dive into their leadership assessment data and discovered six common characteristics of the people who were asked to leave their organizations. Joe Folkman presented a webinar to share his research findings. During this session you’ll discover those six critical things you do not want to be found lacking.
Click on You’re Fired!” — How to Dodge Those Dreaded Words to view this complimentary webinar.