Perspective is just a point of view.
If we realise that it is only that, a point of view, it will really help us in our quest to understand others better.
It may appear as the truth, but really it is only true to ourselves.
So if we are to become effective and engaging leaders, we need to fully understand others and their point of view, this does not mean we have to agree, but get a fully picture of what might be the truth.
So before you jump to conclusions on someone’s action/motive, I would pause and try to gain a few different perspectives/options to gain a fuller understanding.
Often I use a NLP technique with my coaching clients called Perceptual Positioning, it is a vey effective way to gain different perspectives on a situation, especially in a conflict one.
What advice would you give?