How to Create Leaders with a Broader Perspective for Business Success

  1. Ability to recognize patterns. This type of thinking allows leaders to pick out meaningful trends from the wealth of information that surrounds them. This will help them engage in strategic thinking for the future.
  2. Ability to look inside and outside. In order to balance the big picture with the day-to-day, you need the insight of an inside view as well as an outside one. You need to have a good handle on not only what’s going on inside your own organization but inside competitors’ as well.
  3. Business acumen. Having an acute understanding of how the business works and what it takes for it to make money is crucial for decision-making. This includes how each department affects the others. If you don’t understand this, it’s unlikely you’ll be able to help the enterprise succeed.
  4. Critical thinking. Diane Halpern defines this as, “the use of cognitive skills or strategies that increase the probability of a desirable outcome.” This goes hand-in-hand with business acumen — you must be able to think critically about the business as a whole so your decisions don’t negatively affect your counterparts.
  1. Problem-solving as a team. Engaging with other learners in problem-solving involves using everyone’s knowledge and experience to help achieve the goal. This is highly beneficial because everyone brings something different to the table.
  2. Active learning. Hands-on participation helps learners engage their brains in the exploration of information and ideas. This helps the learning process, especially for kinesthetic learners.
  3. Inductive approach. This is different from a teaching facilitation. Instead, learners are guided to the path of discovery of ideas, concepts, and information. This design builds increasing understanding and comprehension. They are not fed the answer but come upon it themselves.
  4. Contemplation and association. Applying insights to workplace issues will help learners plan their course of action. If they can’t connect what they’re learning to a real-world problem, it won’t be as effective.
  5. Taking ownership. Learners take responsibility for their own learning and goal achievement. Success is dependent on their participation and application.



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