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Blind spots

Walter E. Johnson ( is Director of Compliance & Ethics at Kforce Government Solutions (KGS) in Fairfax, Virginia, USA.

Recently, I was in discussion about leadership blind spots. Although this is a relevant topic for all compliance and ethics professionals, I believe that this will be most beneficial to those individuals just entering the profession.

Every vehicle has a blind spot. The make, model, and type of vehicle doesn’t make a difference. The blind spot may be significant in some vehicles and insignificant in others. The views from a sedan, sport-utility vehicle, convertible, and delivery truck all differ. In fact, blind spots vary among the same vehicle class (e.g., sedans). The driver’s height, seat adjustments, and blind spot mirrors can either minimize the blind spot or, in some cases, amplify it if not modified correctly.

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