Racing with Blind Spots


Mike Mooney, Connector, Reputation Catalyst, Brand Accelerator, Sports Engagement Expert, Author, Speaker, Crisis Management, Charlotte, NC, USA


NASCAR, Race Cars, Blind Spots





It takes more than sheer nerve for race car drivers to get to Victory Lane driving within inches of competitors at speeds over 200mph! There is a team that surrounds them and one of the most vital members is the spotter. The spotter is the driver’s eyes in the sky and has a full view of the race track, able to see the driver’s blind spots when they are solely focused on the goal of winning. Leaders aren’t too different from drivers when focused on a significant project or business issues – we all have blind spots that can impact our performance and, could potentially, take us out of the race! So, who are your spotters – both professionally in your business as well as your life? Who are the people who can see what’s happening ahead of and around you? In this session, Mike shares professional racing and sports stories to illustrate why we all need spotters who will speak truth into us and tell us what we need to hear, not just what we want to hear!

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January 31, 2019
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Conference Chair's Message 

Joel Smith

Continuous Improvement is not just something a Lean Six Sigma (LSS) practitioner leads their organization in practicing, but is also a core competency of their professional makeup. That is why more and more innovative and leading companies are looking for leaders that use the LSS way of thinking in everything they do within their organization.

In this era of data science and machine learning, the ability to connect the dots for end to end solutions across the boundaries of people, process and systems is the key to success. This year’s conference is focused on making sure we are “continuing” our journey as practitioners. Whatever your level of experience, you will learn new concepts, new perspectives and network with the best in the industry.