Knowing what to fear has been a topic on this blog in the past, and I want to touch on it again today.
We all have our own experiences, personalities and focus that lead to certain subjectivity.
To objectively see an event is impossible. Let me say it again.
To objectively see an event is impossible.
All leaders have limited personalities, experience and focus, so we need to fear our own subjectivity more.
I regularly come into a company situation and have it sorted out in from a few minutes to a few hours. (not always though and more data is correct) I carry a different subjectivity than the culture of the company, and thus can see. In my own company, we suffer from my subjectivity, and naturally the key is to accept that it is true.
Thus, I and we welcome and enforce a no holds barred open culture to help us internally overcome our own subjectivity.
I thank people inside and outside the company who give me their viewpoint no matter how uncomfortable. No pain, no gain. Anything that does not kill us can make us stronger. Let’s benefit from putting more different subjective eyes on problems.
It is great to have a focus, but it is also good to get all the data.
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