Words of the Week – 30,000 foot view


30,000 foot view (image: Peter Kaminski)

Imagine an aerial photograph shot from high above a location, and you’ve got the genesis of 30,000 foot view. Leaders take a 30,000 foot view when they want understand the big picture to guide business strategy.

For example, a manager might say, “Our biggest competitor entered this space with their launch last month. Let’s step back and take a 30,000 foot view of the playing field to plot our best moves for the next five selling cycles.”

Author: Grayson Leverenz

Grayson Leverenz founded MBA in the USA® to help international students build networks, find jobs, and have fun in the USA. Hundreds of global professionals have benefited from Grayson’s intercultural workshops, and she has worked with people from Brazil, China, India, South Africa, South Korea, the UK, and the USA to build effective virtual teams and craft brilliant careers.

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