The Gift of Perspective

Having a global perspective enables you to learn from others, and can open up your business to new opportunities. It can also help you grow in new ways. Further training to ensure that business leaders can effectively make decisions within a leadership role is top of mind for management

Going back to our earlier episodes this season on mindsets and where our beliefs come from, we often take on a belief that has been ingrained in us from our earliest years. In my case, the idea of having an “opinion” was constricted by parents due to the old adage of “parent knows best or your opinion doesn’t matter.”

Here is where the conflict of mindset came in and WHY working with the word “perspective allowed me to move into a whole new level of leadership

So why was there a conflict in my “subconscious” about opinion/perspective and how did this play out by truly looking at meanings and then owning PERSPECTIVE as a weighted tool for leadership?

per·spec·tive

a particular attitude toward or way of regarding something; a point of view.

o·pin·ion

a view or judgment formed about something, not necessarily based on fact or knowledge.

Notice the difference in the meanings (although sometimes- people use perspective and opinion interchangeably) but what leapt out at me was the “point of view” and the “judgement” contrast. Taking judgement out of the equation SHIFTED my belief system.

Understanding the Other Person’s Perspective Will Radically Increase Your Success AND Increase Your Ability to Communicate Your Own Perspective

The key to successful relationships lies solely in our ability to understand the perspective of another and to communicate our own. Here are 6 ways to improve your perspective in business.

1. ASK QUESTIONS. ASK WHY. BE OPEN

2. HIRE FROM OUTSIDE

3. CO LOCATE. GET TO KNOW PEOPLE

4. INCREASE AUTONOMY

5. BE CLEAR IN YOUR COMMUNICATION. GET CLARIFICATION

6 RESPECT DIFFERENCES.

Drink Like a Lady with Kathie De-Chirico Stuart & Joya Dass
Kathie is a brand strategist. Joya is a recovering journalist. Each week, on the Drink LIke a Lady Podcast, they share tactical advice to support women getting a seat at the bar —and the boardroom.