Why Leaders Need To Have A Global Citizen Mindset

  1. Thinking big picture. In chess, players are encouraged to pay attention to all 64 squares so that they don’t miss an opportunity on the edges or their opponent doesn’t sneak up on them. It’s the same principle for leaders looking at the big picture. It’s easy to get tunnel vision and only focus on where the action is happening. But global citizens look at the whole picture to see new opportunities and understand the entire business, not just what’s in front of them.
  2. Surround yourself with people who aren’t like you. The most effective leaders surround themselves with people who don’t look or act like them and have different backgrounds and beliefs. Being around different people opens your minds to new opportunities and ideas for all areas of the business, from resolving conflict to launching new products and services. Don’t get into a leadership bubble where everyone around you is the same.



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Jacob Morgan

Jacob Morgan


4x Best-Selling Author, Speaker, & Futurist. Founder of FutureOfWorkUniversity.com. Exploring Leadership, Employee Experience, & The Future of Work