The most successful leaders practice what Martin calls "integrative thinking": an approach to problem-solving that embraces complexity and eschews binary, either/or thinking. Integrative thinkers are able to consider the problem holistically, rather than as a series of discrete decisions or trade-offs, and adopt a broad view of salience to develop unique, creative approaches to the problem space.
- Qualities of an integrative thinker
- Put mental models in conversation with one another
- Perspective comprises our stance, our tools, and our experience
Martin, Roger L. The Opposable Mind: How Successful Leaders Win Through Integrative Thinking. 1st edition. Boston, Mass: Harvard Business Review Press, 2007.