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HAVE A POINT OF VIEW

Cultivate an Informed Perspective

I have no special talent. I am only passionately curious.

—ALBERT EINSTEIN

What do you see that’s out of my field of vision that I need to know to make wise choices?” inquired Jayme Garfinkel, chairman of the board of Brazil’s insurance giant, Porto Seguro S.A., after answering an hour’s worth of questions from visiting executives. It’s a great question to ask and prepare for. Developing and continually refreshing an informed perspective makes you an organizational asset no matter where you sit in the hierarchy. When all you do is repeat what’s already known, you run the risk of becoming ...

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