If you truly believe in and wish to have diversity in your organisation, actively seek out those who see things differently
HBR: Organizations are beginning to value neurodiversity.
Alex Honnold: That’s just a fancy manner of referring to people who see things slightly differently. Obviously, the more eyes you have on a problem, the more likely you are to find unique solutions.
From HBR interview: Life’s Work: An Interview with Alex Honnold
In the latest Harvard Business Review is an interview full of concise and simply stated learnings.
The interviewee is Alex Honnold, the feature of the breathtaking oscar-winning documentary…
“People think focus means saying yes to the thing you’ve got to focus on. But that’s not what it means at all. It means saying no to the hundred other good ideas that there are. You have to pick carefully. I’m actually as proud of the things we haven’t done as the things I have done.”
Up until about my late 30s, I took pride in saying “yes” to opportunities, absolutely filling my time relentlessly with variety and quantity of work. I used to call myself a “specialist generalist” as indeed I worked in so many countries, types…