What’s So Great About Perspective Anyway?
Perspective is one of those words that rarely gets the credit it deserves. Usually when we think of it as, “It’s my way of looking at things.”
When I explain StratPlan to someone, I say that we spend a great deal of time gaining perspective. That’s when they usually look at one of us with a confused look like, “You’re kidding. How much perspective could you possibly need?”
To tell you the truth, for a long time I’ve coached leaders and entrepreneurs by getting perspective on their business, and how they got to where they are. Then I tell them exactly what they need to do, and HOPE they do it.
Let me say that these events are having stellar results, and while I always receive great testimonies, I wanted to dig much further in-depth.
Why? Because I know what can be done when I completely pull the business apart, give “perspective” to leadership, and put it back together with the most important things for them to focus on… usually things that NOBODY saw coming.
Which brings us to what we open every StratPlan with: an Eastern cultural way of looking at things…
In our Western culture we have a fast way of solving problems. “Have a problem? Fix it!” We have a tendency to go straight to the problem and fix it right away (represented by the straight line).
Many Eastern cultures, however, have a different way of solving problems. They go towards the problem, and then spend a decent amount of time circling the problem, gaining perspective through analysis and diagnostics. If you turn the diagram on it’s side, it’s a spiral upward to the point when the best decisions will be made.
In fact, people from Eastern cultures will circle a problem until they have the right amount of perspective to make a decision.
Bringing The East To The West
When people come in for StratPlan, they always come with a set ideas of what’s wrong in their business. I usually set those aside because I understand that their beliefs are usually not their biggest issues. When they leave, people often say the event was way greater than they ever expected!
For years people have asked me, “How in the world did you figure that out about our business? How could you see that?” To which I say, “It’s easy. I’ve been doing this for a REALLY long time, and I’m not emotionally attached to your business.”
You see, our first step in EVERY StratPlan is to get perspective. Once we have it, we can not only fix just about anything, but see the HUGE opportunities being missed.
To offer an example of how StratPlan can transform businesses: one of our clients walked away with a plan to increase their revenues THREE MILLION IN TWELVE MONTHS!!
How? Simple: three days of us ripping their business apart, finding missed opportunities, finding the major problems that needed addressing, and putting it all back together with an ACTUAL working plan!
None of that could be done without perspective.
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