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Exercise - What perspective do you have?

To enrich your understanding of the previous article this is an invitation to explore your own experience of how you use your perspective to make decisions within your organizations. You will want to do this when you can have quiet and privacy. Also, for your own use I recommend having pen and paper ready to note your insights.

Remember a time when you made a decision that was fairly important to your organization. Go to that moment as much as possible, see what you see and hear what you hear. Notice how much you were attached to the decision that you arrived at. Rate it on a scale of 1 to 10, 1 being least and 10 being most. Now that you have your attachment rating, recall how effective and beneficial your decision was to the organization.

You can rate that, too, on the scale of 1 to 10. Notice if there is any correlation with the level of attachment and benefit. This may or may not give you a correlation. Hopefully it will get you to think about how engaged your ego is in your decision making process and thus how objective or subjective you are.