Card tricks and concentration

Meeting planners are masters of doing a seemingly impossible trick, especially while on site: Keeping a close eye on the detail at hand, while simultaneously monitoring everything else going on around them. I thought I was pretty good at it, too, until I watched this video:

I found this video at Tom Asacker's AClearEye blog, where he likens it to the myopic view of companies that, in putting all their energies into one thing, miss the big-picture changes that are going on around them. I'd like to think that planners, given this unique ability that is required by the nature of their jobs, would be particularly attuned to whether or not their organization is missing the forest for the trees. The question is, what can you do if it is?

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