While discussing our Next Leader Now program with our President at Solutions 21, Buddy Hobart, I was introduced to a new word that has since expanded my vocabulary. The word: Scotoma. Simply defined, the word scotoma refers to a blind spot. Something we all have, no doubt. Those things we do that we are unintentionally unaware of doing. Things that can sometimes tremendously impact not only ourselves, but those around us.
We are all guilty of falling victim to blind spots. How could we not be? After all, we are oblivious to them until someone brings them to our attention. And up until that point, our ignorance is acceptable. When we are made aware of our blind spots, however, it is our own individual responsibility to disallow the continuation of the action, behavior, or thought.