We all have one. It’s a large area called the back of your head that you have trouble seeing. We call them blind spots, and we all have one. In fact, we all have many blind spots.

I cannot normally see the back of my head. Sometimes, certain circumstances arise in which I can see the back of my head or at least gain knowledge of what it looks like. For example, mirrors, pictures, and other observers can help me to see my blind spots.

Therein lies the value of diversity. Diversity by definition brings different viewpoints, ideas, and perspectives to the table. Some of those differences shed light on my blind spots.

It’s easy to think that your idea is perfect and the best. However, most ideas can be improved when we bring in the power of diversity. If we allow other people to offer their input, it often results in valuable improvements to your idea.

The next time that you think your idea is perfect, just ask yourself about the back of your head. You might be surprised at what you see.

About James Meadows

Currently I serve as a training team manager for Johnson Controls at a customer-care center in Kansas City. Additionally, I am a business consultant, a freelance corporate writer, an Assembly of God ordained minister, a Civil Air Patrol chaplain, and a blogger. I believe we are living in the most fascinating times of human history. To maximize the opportunities these times present, I have a passionate interest in leadership development and organizational success, both of which I view as inextricably linked.

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