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.