Ted x Leadership
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I attended the TedXWarwick event at the arts centre and was completely amazed by the speakers and performers on how well they were able articulate their ideas and talents.
Some of the talks were more influential to me than others. Two in particular stood out to me. The first speaker that really affected my way of thinking was a Slovenian born photographer that had lost his right arm as a child. He spoke about the phenomenon of different perspectives and the perspective of difference. He emphasized how important it is to apply different perspectives to every situation to be able to catch a glimpse of the FULL story in any given situation.
I believe you are able to apply this idea to leadership. An effective leader will not view a task, problem or goal through a narrow lens. An effective leader would certainly attain different perspectives of the same situation to determine the best course of action. By stepping back and seeing the whole picture, a leader can understand some of the implications his/her and their followers' actions can have in the future. As a leader, thinking further than the short term is essential in planning out key decisions. By viewing different perspectives of the same issue, one can try and predict the consequnces of each decision. These are the benefits of different perspecives and the perspective of difference.