Spaz, the neighborhood cat, thinks that she is the most beautiful of them all.
Spaz doesn’t realise that some people find her annoying and not as beautiful as their dog.
Lucky you’re not Spaz.
You know better than relying on your own perceptions… and the importance of honest feedback, no matter how hard it might be to hear.
You know that few will want to tell you the truth… for fear of hurting your feelings or getting in your bad books.
You also know better than hiring a team of mini-me’s… despite your natural tendency to want to hire in your own image (yet another unconscious bias).
The challenge is to be honest:
- with yourself, and
- to create an environment where others feel psychologically safe enough to be honest with you too.