SA Leadership Podcast Episode #138

How Great Leaders Think

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Benefits of Shared Thinking

“None of us is as smart as all of us” – Ken Blanchard

People who participate in shared thinking understand the following.

Shared Thinking Is Faster Than Solo Thinking

We are truly living in a fast pace world. To function at this speed, we simply cannot afford to go it alone. The generation that is entering the market-place understand this the best. This is part of the reason that this generation values community so highly and are more likely to work at such a company versus one that pays well. Working with others creates shortcuts that enhances the work place. If you need to learn a new skill get with someone who has mastered it already and learn form them. Do not get off in a corner by yourself and attempt to figure it out.

Shared Thinking Is More Innovative Than Solo Thinking

We tend to think that great leaders and thinkers are soloists. Innovation results from collaboration. Albert Einstein stated, “Many times a day I realize how much my own outer and inner life is built upon the labors of my fellow men, both living and dead, and how earnestly I must exert myself in order to give in return as much as I have received.” If you combine your thoughts with the thoughts of others you will arrive at thoughts that you have never had.

Shared Thinking Brings More Maturity Than Solo Thinking

As much as we would like to think that we are no-it-all’s, each of us have blind spots and areas of inexperience. When you combine your experience with someone else’s you have a broader range of discussion at the table.

Shared Thinking Is Stronger Than Solo Thinking

Philosopher Goethe stated, To accept good advise is but to increase one’s own ability.” A synergy comes from working together. That same energy comes into play when you think together.

Shared Thinking Returns Greater Value Than Solo Thinking

Because that shared thinking is stronger, it stands to reason that the yield will also be higher. This is a result of a compounding affect of shared thinking. Clarence Francis ob

Shared Thinking Is The Only Way To Have Great Thinking

I believe that all great thinking begins with two or three good thoughts. Playwright Ben Jonson stated that he that is taught by himself has a fool for a master. If you and I bring one thought to the table, we will have two thoughts, which leads to an even greater thought.

No matter what you are trying to accomplish, you can do it better with shared thinking. Good leadership helps put together the right people at the right time, in the right place, and for the right purpose so that everyone can win. All it takes is the right people and the willingness to participate in shared thinking.

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