I waited for the temperature to get a little cooler so I could go for my run. When it was cool enough i had a lengthy “Question & Answer” sessions with myself. “Should I go? Do I have to go now? What about running tomorrow morning?” Should I go for […]Continue Reading...
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vantage points allow us to have a holistic view.
in dealing with anything we must always consider the possible vantage points.
it is only when we step out of the painting, to stop being a part of it, sometimes for a moment, do we appreciate all its elements.
once we appreciate the view from the vantage point we must also consider moving about at the vantage point, in search of other possible angles.
seeing from different perspectives is effort and discipline. it has to be learned. a learning and empathy exercise we have to be conscious and present in.
all this is important in dealing with challenges and frustration. it is important in looking at innovation, planning new initiatives.
in a team context it will be helpful to define what vantage points look like for you.
it is even more important to define vantage point in each context.
do you all have a clear understanding of what objectivity looks like.
my question, now: what can you do to be conscious of the need to address your view or that of the team as individuals or collectively?
This is post number six in the series on leading frustrated teams. Leaders are proved in times of unrest. Captains are tested by stormy seas and disgruntled crews. You haven’t led until you’ve led in times of unrest. Unrest in the environment your enterprise works and unrest with your team. […]Continue Reading...
Obscurity can feel like a curse. In a sense it is. The thing is, whatever we create, we create with the intention of making some sort of difference. Whether you’re a creative or leader, nothing you ever create will make a difference unless you release to do so. This means […]Continue Reading...
Great leaders are like old school mechanics. No computers or other gadgets to connect to the car to get a diagnostic. No disrespect to the mechanics with the fancy toys… Old school mechanics (and some new school ones too ;-) ) can tell you a lot about a car by […]Continue Reading...