By Daniel Patrick Forrester (auth.)
There's an intangible and invisible industry position inside our lives this day the place the goods traded are 4 fold: recognition, distraction, info and that means. The tales and examples inside examine reveal that the easiest judgements, insights, rules and results outcome after we make adequate time to imagine and reflect.
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However, decisions of high consequence can't always be made in the blink of an eye. Ideas are hatched by people granted some time alone with their thoughts. Ideas must then be collaboratively shepherded through group dynamics, where they are allowed to marinate and often emerge as something totally new. The problems facing organizations today are too large in scope to be owned by anyone individual. Big ideas are contemplated by few only to be implemented by many. If an organization and its leaders don't value the time necessary to think through a solution to a problem, the organization will likely flounder and prove irrelevant.
From early summer to late autumn," as Lincoln scholar Matthew Pinsker reveals. The modest cottage still stands proudly on the hundreds of acres now called the Armed Forces Retirement Home. To this day, veterans of war come to spend their retirement there. The first national cemetery, predecessor to Arlington, is adjacent, serving as a constant reminder of the horrific human costs of war. It surprises many to discover that one of our most celebrated presidents kept a second home that had a profound influence on his personal think time.
Problems facing business leaders and organizations are more complex than we've ever faced before. While we enjoy significant technological advances, it is often this same technology that undermines rigorous, thoughtful analysis of today's challenges. Coupled with our culture's bias toward action and exacerbated by constant distraction, it can be nearly impossible for today's leaders to conSistently pose and then answer the right questions while employing sound judgment. How many leaders claim they can speed up judgment?
Consider: Harnessing the Power of Reflective Thinking in Your Organization by Daniel Patrick Forrester (auth.)