What is It?
Do we regard it as a problem or an opportunity? Is it a barrier or a stepping stone? Are words to be ignored? Should only actions be considered? Is our knowledge of precedent clouding the picture or sharpening our insight? Has a new fact been introduced which entirely changes the game?
The moment we attach a label, we will either facilitate or inhibit effective action. As a result, labels should be regarded with caution and later re-checked to see if their accuracy has eroded.
Seeing what is in front of us is one of the greatest challenges of leadership and management.