This video and blog post is the sixth in a series about the roles Wise Leaders play.
Connecting the dots, making sure that everyone's view point is honoured, and taking into account the needs, want's and expectations of all stakeholders are all a part of being a great synthesiser.
I recommend becoming a great note taker. Personally I use coloured pens to highlight what different people are saying. I translate my notes into one sentence, one paragraph and one page statements of the big picture of the conversation or meeting and send to participants for input before making a final report.
Pulling together all the threads of a conversation is also made simpler by asking great questions and through reflective listening.
Being a great synthesiser often means putting aside our own views of the situations unless we are specifically requested to be engaged or are one of the stakeholders.
Become the wise leader you want to be.