Interesting article below, it sort of summarises what most L&D professionals are confronted with every day - helping people to develop insight into their own derailing behaviours.
There is a point in this article that I particularly like about objectivity around your own abilities and limitations, this often happens in two opposite ways, either people underestimate their own potential or they value their own abilities too much and both scenarios can limit professional development.
There is a cracking list below that the author suggests are common issues, I suspect every consultant, trainer and coach will agree.
Five common areas for blind spots are detailed in Cast’s new book, The Right—and Wrong—Stuff: How Brilliant Careers Are Made and Unmade: A me-first attitude that leads to poor listening skills Micromanaging others, hindering your ability to build and lead a team Being too comfortable with routines and resisting change Having narrow perspectives on business that undermine your ability to be strategic Not following through on promises due to poor organization or task management skills “Chances are high that you have an issue in one of those areas,” says Cast. “It’s nothing to be ashamed of—we all have blind spots. If you can understand them, you can manage around them.