【領導祕笈】3個領導者必備的大腦齒輪 3 Essential Brain Gears for Leaders
要強化較弱的齒輪，除了透過個人的努力訓練外，建立一個互補的團隊，也是一種有效的策略。如果你是連結齒輪型的人，但在計算和知識齒輪上較弱，你可以找到專業和解決問題能力強的夥伴來組成團隊。透過各成員的互補，以達致1+1+1大於 3 的效果，創造出更大的影響力。
Professor Virginia Cha from the National University of Singapore Business School suggests that when we face information processing, searching for opportunities, and problem-solving, our brains have three interconnected gears: the computing gear, the knowledge gear, and the connecting gear. Each person's brain has a dominant gear, and understanding how our brains work and how to make them more efficient is crucial for success as an entrepreneur.
The computing gear represents our logical and reasoning abilities, like the central processor of a computer, governing problem-solving. However, individuals who rely too heavily on this gear often lack interpersonal skills and empathy.
The knowledge gear is responsible for our memory and learning functions, organising and storing our knowledge and understanding. If we think of the brain as a library, the knowledge gear is like a librarian, ensuring that our understanding is incorporated into the brain for quick access to relevant knowledge. People with this gear tend to engage in deep thinking but may be slower to take action.
The connecting gear functions like a mobile app, able to extract customised solutions from existing data. Those with the connecting gear are often innovative and creative, skilled at bridging the gap between people and ideas. They can synthesise their knowledge and experiences to generate fresh ideas.
Understanding our strengths and limitations is key to entrepreneurial success. To strengthen weaker gears, such as enhancing the knowledge gear, one can engage in extensive reading and memory exercises. The development of the connecting gear often improves with age and experience. However, cultivating the computing gear is more challenging, particularly for those unaccustomed to thinking in numbers.
To enhance weaker gears, aside from personal efforts, building a complementary team is an effective strategy. If you excel in the connecting gear but have weaker computing and knowledge gears, you can form a team with partners who possess expertise and strong problem-solving abilities. Through the synergy of team members, 1+1+1 can become greater than 3, creating a larger impact.