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.”