Updated: Nov 11, 2021
Tell me if you never heard or felt this before... Technical problems are easy, people problems are what make solutioning hard. Collaboration starts to get hard when we need to work with someone who is different from us - different disciplines, different roles, different functions, different industries, different personalities. If our attention is only on deepening technical & domain skills, we will struggle with collaboration and solutioning for complex problems. If we direct our attention to also cultivate a genuine curiosity in an expanded set of competencies, we build empathy for the ecosystem and the foundation to lead.
"Pay attention to your attention" - Where we choose to place our attention on, determines whether the possibilities available to us will be predictable or limitless.