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Harnessing Diversity of Thought for Competitive Advantage

Understanding the deeper aspects of personality

Regardless of the entity, every organization has access to the same three levers for success.

As a leader, you can help your company capitalize on its assets, the skills of employees and the value of the good will the organization has earned with customers, the industry and in the market. You can also leverage what your company does, by producing better products or delivering better services than your competitors. But, leveraging the knowledge developed within the organization, especially the diverse knowledge of individuals on your team and the unique perspectives that different passions offer, is perhaps the most powerful weapon in your arsenal for success.

This fact became particularly evident recently when I worked with an executive team from a large biotech company. They’d been struggling with solving three major strategic issues, and efforts thus far had done little more than generate frustration and resentment among team members.

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