How great is your range? Are you a generalist or a specialist? If you are a specialist (and the world needs both specialists and generalists), do you have the capability to step out of yourself, go to the balcony, broaden your perspective, and keep your specialty in a proper context?
For me, having range is the ability to move from Ground Level to 50,000 ft (vital in my role as a leader), to see both the forest AND the trees, to learn and retain the skill of being Present in the all so Precious Moment while still keeping my Eye on the Mountain Top.
“The difference between a mountain and a molehill is your perspective.” – Al Neuharth, 1924-2013, founder, USAToday
“Distance has the same effect on the mind as on the eye.” – Samuel Johnson, 1709-1784, Essayist, lexicographer, biographer, poet
“You have your way. I have my way. As for the right way, the correct way, and the only way, it does not exist.” – Friedrich Nietzsche, 1844-1900
As always, I share what I most want and need to learn. – Nathan S. Collier