This last trait in our cognitive section may seem less of a priority than the others, but in reality it is every bit as critical. At first glance, developing a point of view may appear to be a luxury rather than a necessity. After all, compared to cognitive abilities such as getting things done and reframing boundaries, developing a point of view doesn’t sound as timely or as useful. A point of view, however, serves as an anchor and a driver. At a time when many leaders feel uncertain and uncommitted, a point of view offers an internal sense of security—a base from which decisions can be made in a sometimes political, complex, and unclear corporate environment. A point of view also helps leaders ...

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