Perspective is defined as, “The ability to perceive things in their actual interrelations or comparative importance.”


On a recent flight I was reminded of the value of taking a 30,000 foot view of things.

The ability to perceive the lay of the land is easy in a plane. Unfortunately, when it comes to our lives, most of us grind away on the ground, rarely examining what is really important.

If leaders expect to remain effective it is vital for them to pick their heads up occasionally and assess reality.

How much of your time is spent working ON your business (or life) versus working IN your business putting out fires?

If you want to lead at a higher level, I encourage you to pay attention to perspective.

Leadership Begins at Home,


What percentage of a leader’s time needs to be spent working ON the business?

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Author: Randy

Randy is an author, speaker, executive coach, and the CEO of InteGREAT Leadership. He invests his time encouraging leaders around the world.