In a blog post called Changing Perspective, I highlighted the creative thinker Michael Michalko’s approach to looking at things from a different perspective.
There is merit in this. Too often we assume our leaders and managers are the experts and defer to their perceived wisdom, whereas the actual wisdom and insight lies elsewhere, possibly hidden in plain sight, in an organisation.
Look around and find out who the ‘go to’ person is, the quietly competent individual, who gets things done or perhaps who stops you from getting things done for reasons unknown. See what you can learn from them.
Here are two examples: