“Understand breadth, depth, and context. The most important thing I’ve learned since becoming CEO is context. It’s how your company fits in with the world and how you respond to it.”
* Jeffrey Immelt, Chairman and CEO of General Electric
One of the characteristics of top performers is that they understand the broader picture of their jobs. They excel at understanding the purpose of their projects in the context of their organisation’s objectives. They identify how their projects help customers and recognize opportunities for further involvement.
In this first ‘Ideas for Impact’ podcast, we will discuss the importance of perspective using the Indian parable of the blind men and an elephant. We will conclude with specific questions you can ask to understand the big-picture details on your jobs.
Download the MP3 file here [8:11 minutes, 3.74 MB]