3. Developing a Perspective

Many argue that the first stage of leadership development is developing a perspective. Leading is complex enough, but without perspective it can be overwhelming. It is not our intention to force a mind-set on you. Today’s organizations are in desperate need of fresh perspectives. We merely want to help you think through developing your own. We don’t think you will achieve mind-set Nirvana and never have the need to change. But knowing about mind-sets serves an important function.

Global leadership strategist Stephen Rhinesmith defines mind-set as “a predisposition to see the world in a particular way...a filter through which we look at the world...a predisposition to perceive and reason in certain ways...a means of ...

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