The thing that separates average leaders from great leaders is their ability to use their mind in a different way to get a different perspective that allows them to come up with more elegant solutions.
In a moment, I’m going to share with you how you can use this simple tool to allow you to do that amazing trick to become a better leader
Hi everyone my name is Umar Hameed and my whole reason for being is to teach people how to use this amazing gift, their mindset, in a different way that allows them to build more amazing lives.
Let me tell you a story first, I’m going to show you the technique. Many
years ago I was in Silicon Valley and I was going away on a trip and one of my colleagues came to my office went to the whiteboard and wrote down WWUD and I said, “What’s that” and he says, “What would Umar do? When your staff comes to your office and you’re not there they can look at that sign and know what you would decide.
We all have that ability when you were a kid, didn’t you know that if I want to accomplish this thing I should go to mom and say it this way because she’s gonna say yes and for this other thing I should go to dad and put it that way.
We know what other people are gonna decide and we can do that pretty accurately as it turns out.
When you come across a situation where you want to find a more elegant solution what you can do is this say for that particular situation let’s say it’s growing my business. I would ask myself, What would Brent Howard do in that situation? To make this more powerful image that you’ve got Brent’s mask on so you’re actually being him for a moment and looking at that situation and you know what you’re gonna get an answer that
comes up and give you a different perspective than the one you had.
Then you go WOW okay who would be somebody else that would actually be really good at this and you might go Richard Branson from Virgin Airlines. He would be amazing, at this and you put his mask on look at the situation you come up with a different perspective.
Now you have three perspectives on that one problem and three perspectives will allow you to come up with a better solution than you would have just by looking at it from your lens your perspective.
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