Rule 8 - Keep One Eye Open And An Ear To The Ground

Rule 8 - Keep One Eye Open And An Ear To The Ground 2min read

Blinding ignorance does mislead us. O! Wretched mortals, open your eyes! – Leonardo da Vinci

It is easy to focus on your work and for your work to become your world. But it is equally important to keep the bigger picture in mind and maintain perspective. To learn the context of where your work fits into the bigger machine, what external forces could affect your work and how you might be able to help others.

In strategy it is important to see distant things as if they were close and to take a distanced view of close things. – Miyamoto Musashi

With that in mind, take the long slow way around site. Keeping one eye open, observing what others are doing. And your ear to the ground, listening to what others are saying in meetings and in conversation.

By doing this you are able to answer more questions, know the right person to ask your question to and where to find that stock N16 bar when you under order.

Check out the The Engineering Rule Book for the other rules.

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