One common challenge at all levels of leadership is recognizing that our own biases color information. When the decision really matters, ask the question “what if I’m wrong?” It opens us to evaluate input differently and we can learn more about the way our associates think.
Exercise your critical thinking skills and consider how the following statements are true:
The sun stood still for three hours.
This square has three sides.
She didn’t eat for a year.
The fabric is both red and yellow throughout.
Here are my answers, can you come up with something else?
The sun stood still for three hours – it’s because of the earth’s movements that we perceive the sun to move
The square has three sides – it also has one, two, three, four, five, and six sides
She didn’t eat for a year – the person was on a liquid diet
The fabric is both red and yellow throughout – the fabric was orange