The swimmer is struggling. There is hardly any efficiency in what he is doing. But he thinks that he is doing everything he can. Whereas the person standing outside the pool and watching can clearly see what are the mistakes the swimmer is doing. He also knows how to correct the follies and swim without struggle and to good effect. But the swimmer does not recognize the need for an impartial observer, who knows swimming, and who can easily make the swimmer realize the mistakes. These are called Blind Spots. Many people may not be aware of the Blind Spots that are slowing them down.
Coaching is the need here.
The outsider, who is observing the swimmer, is the coach.
The coach in a business scenario also assists the coachee identify one's blind spots and overcome them. This can be helpful both in work situation and while co-managing family.
Some of the Blind Spots could be:
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Sierra is the Indian arm of the US based organization engaged in implementation and
maintenance of Oracle ERP Solutions. A group of managers leading small teams of 3-10
members were identified who:
Could be groomed to take up bigger responsibilities with client interface.
Have deficiencies in managerial skills/styles not aligned to corporate values.
This section also needed to be groomed to take-up higher responsibilities. This assignment has been completed to the satisfaction of both the participants and management.
We assisted a group of Factory Heads who have high technical and operational skills but who needed people development orientation, second line development and alignment with core company values.
Third one, a leading Hyderabad based education group engaged in running an international
school, an intermediate college and a degree college.
Worked closely with the promoter assisting in launch of a new business, organization building, policy making and culture building.
Ongoing for last 5 years.
Fourth one, a leading serum based vaccine manufacturer.
Working with the promoter family and assisting in role allocation, elimination of duplication, building leadership team, harnessing higher contribution from leadership team members.
Assisted in establishing appropriate approaches to senior management team, evolving HR policies and putting in place HR systems.