Harvard Business Review has an interesting article in their latest issue titled: “How Successful Leaders think”. (Quoting from their web version of the article):
- Conventional thinkers consider only obviously relevant factors while weighing options. Integrative thinkers seek less obvious but potentially more relevant considerations.
- Conventional thinkers consider one-way, linear relationships between factors: more of A produces more of B. Integrative thinkers consider multidirectional relationships.
- Conventional thinkers break a problem into pieces and work on them separately. Integrative thinkers see a problem as a whole—examining how its various aspects affect one another.
- Conventional thinkers make either-or choices. Integrative thinkers refuse to accept conventional options.
Harvard Business Review: “How Successful Leaders Think” >>
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