LEADERS SEE WITHIN THE LARGER CONTEXT
Most people evaluate events in their lives according to how they will be personally affected. Leaders think within a broader context. They start by asking themselves, How will this impact my people? But then they also look at how something will impact those above and beside them. They try to see everything in terms of the entire organization and beyond.
Effective leaders know the answers to the following questions:
• How do I fit in my area or department?
• How do all the departments fit into the organization?
• Where does our organization fit in the market?
• How is our market related to other industries and the economy?
And as industries in our economy become more global, many good leaders are thinking even more broadly!
You don’t have to become a global economist to lead effectively from the middle of your organization. The point is that 360-Degree Leaders see their area as part of the larger process and understand how the pieces of the larger puzzle fit together. If you desire to be a better leader, then broaden your thinking and work at seeing things from a larger perspective.
—The 360° Leader – John Maxwell-The Daily Reader
WHAT POSITIVE IMPROVEMENTS CAN YOU MAKE TODAY BASED ON YOUR UNDERSTANDING OF HOW YOU FIT WITHIN YOUR AREA, ORGANIZATION, MARKET, AND INDUSTRY?