Every manager does have a blind spot and blind spots are often the reason why managers don't finish well. A manager without a teachable mindset will find it very hard to listen for feedback and it will also be very difficult for him to admit having blind spots. A manager should ask the following two questions to his direct staff at least twice a year to help him to identify some blind spots: . What is stopping you (direct subordinates) from reaching peak performance? . If you were in my position, what would you like to see being done differently? An emotional intelligence 360-degree assessment can definitely help to identify blind spots in your interpersonal, intrapersonal, stress,adaptability and general mood competencies. This is exactly what we have done in helping 10 managers from Barloworld polishing their managerial skills and presenting themselves a year later based on the new things that have learned Stories/vision are a driving force that shape an organisations' destiny. People look to leaders for direction. The participating managers adopted the above and communicated a vision of their future through the form of a heartfelt pledge. This impels them to move beyond the boundaries and limits of the past to greatness. Storytelling in a business must come from the top to strengthen the culture and spirit of the workplace. This process was filmed on camera.