We attended the wedding of a colleague this past weekend and had a fascinating conversation with the founder of AIS and Shiftgig.
We were talking about the importance of perspective. He said that when one of his employees is in a funk he has been known to ask if $500,000,000 would solve their problem. When they say “yes” he hands them…
…which is five hundred million dollars, but obviously doesn’t have the value that they expected! However, he said that this provocative gift helps the person see that there is more to solving a problem than having cash.
This insight is critical to leaders. Our mentor says that your perspective plus the facts equal your reality. Perspective shifting enables new realities to emerge that can help you see new ways of solving challenges.