Recently, I met with a decade-long acquaintance, someone whose insights I’ve admired, to seek advice. In our conversation, I confided in him, expressing my frustration at not being able to pinpoint my core strength, given my experience across diverse fields, and my lack of a clear specialization.
With the composure of a Zen master, he offered a one-word revelation, “Sense-making!”
His voice carried a note of certainty as he continued, “That’s your superpower, and it’s a skill highly valued by all CXOs. More often than not, the challenge in leadership isn’t just getting things done, but in making sense of ambiguous problems, deciphering them so that solutions become clear.”
😶 Huh! That is such a clean and simple articulation.