I recently had the opportunity to get a behind the scenes look at parts of Mount Vernon, including the rare books room. The rare books room includes books George Washington owned, along with books about him, books from the era and original letters to and from him. The collection showed not only his the breadth of readings, but also the breadth of writings to gain varying perspectives on issues of the day.
Great leaders glean insights from a wide variety of sources. They take a wide variety of perspectives, debate the issues and get to decision that is the best for the time. How are you broadening your perspectives to make the best decisions in your business?