Why do horses pulling wagons wear blinders? Blinders are firm squares or cups that prevent the horse from seeing behind and beside him. Because they prevent the horse from becoming distracted or panicked by what they might see. Seems logical given the horse’s job, but seems quite the sacrifice given the horse has nearly 360 degrees of vision.
What’s that got to do with managers and leaders you ask? In this 2 and a half minute video I talk about the distinction between focusing and noticing, which is used by managers, and which by leaders and the implications.
I’m posting regular video segments titled “From Coping to Conquering” that will offer simple tips for managers to manage more effectively, transform into leaders, and lead exceptionally, especially virtually.
Thank you for viewing the videos. So do you really want to merely focus, and sacrifice noticing possible critical cues, clues and indicators around you? I’m betting no. Drop me a line and let’s discuss.