We all have strengths and weaknesses. Some are obvious—things you and I can both see. Some are less obvious, or “partial blind spots”—things you can see but I can’t, or vice versa. Then there are total blind spots nobody sees. This is best illustrated by the Johari Window.

Executives can’t afford to think they’re good at something they’re not. They need accuracy, and must be able to rank their top strengths and weaknesses with precision. Partial and total blind spots make this impossible and can derail the most promising executive career.

These hidden strengths and weaknesses come out during assessments. Self-assessments shed light on some. Assessments by others, such as 360° assessments, reveal what others see that you don’t. In analyzing these results, total blind spots can be removed.

What assessments have you taken to uncover your blind spots? Which ones did you find most helpful? Please let us know, and in return we will send you our top 10 list of executive assessments.

SOLID’s assessment practice and free self-assessment resources can help you reveal your hidden strengths and weaknesses. If you would like to take a complimentary executive assessment, please click the button below.