A “blind spot” can mean different things. Medically, it refers to a type of vision impairment called scotoma. Blind spots are also embedded in the human subconscious and can frame a leader’s perspective when evaluating situations, judging people and making decisions. They can be very limiting to individuals and are especially dangerous to organizations and groups operating in dynamic environments, leading to poor decisions, missed opportunities and becoming captive to events.
This issue of Board Perspectives offers examples of blind spot red flags and suggests 10 steps boards can take to become more aware of blind spots.