Around 70 percent of senior executives display a phenomenon called “altitude sickness”, becoming disproportionally trapped at one of the three altitudes:
- 50,000 feet: Forward-vision thinking
- 50 feet: tactical execution
- 5 feet: Self-awareness
Interesting insight relevant for modern business leaders having to combine complex and sometimes contradictory mindsets – global, strategic, tactical, value-creating, intellectual, creative, learning, emotional, pragmatic, process, customer, community and SELF.
Effective leaders must cultivate the seamless ability to mix forward-vision thinking, tactical execution and self-awareness – across the altitudes of leadership.