The willingness to consider ideas and opinions that are new or different to your own is being open minded.
I believe a great leader is someone who is open minded. Leaders make decisions. Decisions are made with information, facts, outcomes in mind and many things considered. Without being open minded, an individual (the leader) misses out on hearing other great ideas, thoughts and possible outcomes. Being open minded does not mean always changing your opinions and thoughts to cater to others. It’s about sincerely considering the weight and validity of others’ opinions and ideas while tweaking your initial plans accordingly. When you listen carefully, you welcome others to share their heartfelt feelings and thoughts. Without open mindedness, you close off avenues for healthy and fruitful discussions.
A leader consults his/her team, takes in new information/ideas in context and makes decisions.