by  Amy Blaschka

Are you a leader who surrounds herself with “yes” people? Maybe you’re a leader who counts on his like-minded team for advice. Or perhaps you tend to hire people who share your strengths.

It’s natural to be drawn to those whose views and skills are harmonious with our own, but the danger is that when those are the only options, we’re caught in an echo chamber, have an imbalance of skills, and can be blindsided by a reaction we never saw coming.