I wonder about what's blocking me from reaching my potential and it's unnerving to think there's things in my way I'm not aware of! The whole "what-I-don't-know-that-I-don't-know" syndrome can cause the deep ponderer some real problems.
But....it should also cause one to search the matter out, to ask questions, to go deeper.
Do you try to think into your results?
Think about it, if you believe the Bible you have to wonder about these statements -
You are made in the image of God.
Seek out the kingdom within you.
I do believe the Bible is relevant and the period-the-end Word of God, but....I also believe all the truths are not readily apparent. This that causes me to really wonder what I'm missing? How do I bring out that image in me? What am I missing that's causing me not to move on? What character flaw do I not see? What competence do a strengthen and what weakness do I just drop? What I'm I not seeing that others see? What's keeping me from getting past a recurring problem? What's.......
To see something in your blind spot, you have to either move around, or, have someone point it out to you. Otherwise it's not a blind spot. Correct? Normally, I need someone to point it out to me, or to utilize some sort of device.
A device to eliminate blind spots, and roadblocks, are good assessments. I've been using assessments for over 20 years. This began when I read an article about the top 20 loan officers in the U.S. and was struck by all the commonalities. Not necessarily in their marketing and customer base, but other aspects of the people themselves. The search for those commonalities led me to the utilization of over 3,000 assessments as I've worked to help individuals and teams increase their performance and results.
A good assessment will help.....
- give a clear and accurate depiction of where the individual is today
- prepare the individuals for the path and create a map to insure the individual's success
- identify key areas in which the individual needs development
- an individual choose or change careers
- equip teams to function at a highly collaborative level
- manage employee development
- leadership development
- with job fit (whether you're looking for a job, or interviewing others)
- succession planning and talent management
What an assessment is not - an assessment doesn't put you in a box. An assessment helps you learn the talents, attitudes, skills and knowledge already in your box. That realization can then be used to improve and get better results in the years ahead.
To that end...... what "lid" is keeping you from rising to your potential?
What blind spots have kept you from your potential in 2014?
What blind spots will keep you from your potential in 2015?