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An Idea A Day by David Thompson

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LEADERSHIP

SEE THE BIGGER PICTURE

Jonathan Gifford

ONE SIGNIFICANT CHARACTERISTIC of really successful leaders is their ability to see the bigger picture. A leader who can successfully predict significant movements of markets or of society as a whole is at a huge advantage.

The other sense of “seeing the bigger picture” is to see one’s organization from the broadest possible perspective, in terms of its relationship with employees, stakeholders and with society as a whole.

The idea

Bill Gates, ex-CEO of Microsoft, was one of the first people in the world to see that computers might become a universal household product. A fellow undergraduate ...

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