I was sitting at a stoplight and looked in my rear view mirror, thus was able to clearly see the person in the car behind me.  

And it occurred to me that I couldn’t see the person in front of me at all, but they could see me. 

It seemed an apt metaphor of why we benefit from working in teams.  Everyone has a different viewpoint and no one person can see the whole picture.

It’s not just looking in the rear view mirror that brings perspective, but being seen in another mirror is an important part of the equation as well.

— beth triplett

About the Author leadership dots by dr. beth triplett

Dr. beth triplett is the owner of leadership dots, offering coaching, training and consulting for new supervisors. She also shares daily lessons on her leadershipdots blog. Her work is based on the leadership dots philosophy that change happens through the intentional connecting of small steps in the short term to the big picture in the long term.

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