LEAN SIX SIGMA WORLD CONFERENCE ABSTRACT

Racing with Blind Spots

Presenter:

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

Keywords:

NASCAR, Race Cars, Blind Spots

Industry:

Service

Level:

Advanced

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!