How to Practice Big-Picture Learning

January 6, 2021
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According to Harvard Business Review, one advantage of being a leader is getting more time to macro-manage. It’s the opposite of micromanaging, in the sense where you get a bird’s eye. With this new perspective, you can provide your team with unique and candid feedback.

Reflect on how to practice big-picture learning

Learning how practice big-picture learning is fundamental in developing and honing your leadership skills. Start by simply taking a moment to reflect.

Is it better to be a big picture or detail-oriented thinker?

Exercises to help you practice big-picture learning

Now, it's time to put your reflection into action. Finding opportunities to implement your leadership skills can allow you to practice big-picture learning. Whether you provide interpretation services, teach online courses, or offer SaaS products, it's always important to scale your skill set.

  • Create an outline before you embark on your project. Include a mission statement, objectives, goals, and instructions for each task to stay in the scope of your vision.
  • Prioritize the 3 most important tasks for your project. Once you identify them, shrink your tasks down further until they feel doable and achievable.
  • Shift your attention from the minor details by delegating tasks. For example, ask a peer to design the buttons for a new feature, so you can focus on the overall UI design.
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