Seeing the Big Picture

this classic short story shows the leadership quality of seeing the big picture,

“One day a traveller, walking along a lane, came across 3 stone cutters working in a quarry. Each was busy cutting a block of stone. Interested to find out what they were working on, he asked the first stone cutter what he was doing. “I am cutting a stone!” Still no wiser the traveler turned to the second stone cutter and asked him what he was doing. “I am cutting this block of stone to make sure that it’s square, and its dimensions are uniform, so that it will fit exactly in its place in a wall.” A bit closer to finding out what the stone cutters were working on but still unclear, the traveler turned to the third stone cutter. He seemed to be the happiest of the three and when asked what he was doing replied: “I am building a cathedral.”