Becoming a Big Picture Thinker

BY Andrew J. DuBrin, PhD

Being a big-picture thinker deals directly with an important success factor in career and personal life choices. We can often accomplish more both professionally and personally if we are able to rise above the mundane details of our current reality and visualize how these very details fit into a larger whole. People who understand the purpose and broad implications of their decisions make the events around them frequently looked upon by others.

Despite the importance of big-picture thinking, relatively few people have been able to develop this quality. Many big-picture thinkers tend to gloss over the details imperative to their big-picture goals.This book describes relevant research and opinion about various aspects of big-picture thinking. Each chapter is important as they contain suggestions for enhancing big-picture thinking, or a related topic—strategic thinking.