Learn To See

Leaders see things that other people often don’t see. If you want to develop one thing in your leadership then develop your ability to SEE.

To SEE the BIG picture.

To SEE the DETAIL on the BIG picture.

To SEE who can HANDLE the DETAIL on the BIG picture.

To SEE above the mess or clutter, of what’s going on and have the ability to  maintain some clarity of vision and help others navigate that journey with you.

Jim Collins in his book Great by Choice describes it by saying that leaders of great businesses have developed an ability to ‘ZOOM IN, ZOOM OUT’. It’s not so much about should we change things but about being vigilant to sense changing conditions. Great leaders can do this as fast or as slow as is necessary due to the fact they have a handle on conditions. They SEE it. 

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