Reflection Is a Strategic Imperative

Doing my daily reading and I just came across this post at Harvard Business Review by Umair Haque which I wanted to pass on.

Curiosity and reflection are two critical traits that are essential for effective leadership in my opinion.  Too many problems — cultural or technical — stem from a lack of reflection and curiosity.  Is this really the best strategy?  Am I just doing what my managers are asking and missing a bigger picture?  Is their another approach to this problem?  Is my organization well aligned to execute our plan/strategy?

Managers who lack such traits tend to be risk-averse and increasingly rely on processes (think status-quo versus adopting disruptive technologies).

I’ll try to work this concept into future posts, but wanted to quickly pass this article along as I think it makes a great point.

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