A great deal has been written about the power of data and how it should inform our decisions. No argument from me.
We often allow ourselves to drift into a tacit acceptance that data looks like this:
However, data can be revealed in very different kinds of manifestations.
They look like this:
Both the "hard" data and the "soft" data tell us important things about what we choose to make important and the methods we choose to pursue our goals.
The wisest leaders pay close attention to both kinds of data sets.