The eye is an amazing part of the body. As we age, it is common to notice that our arms do not extend out quite far enough to read.
Two conditions occur as we age, near-sightedness (the ability to see things close, but not far away) and far-sightedness (the ability to see things far away, but not close).
Figuratively, leaders must avoid both. They need the ability to see what is going on close and far away.
The ability to see near and far makes it possible to address current needs and plan for future success.