The basics of 1) owning the vision, 2) investing in the right people, and 3) fueling the most important efforts by others are always necessary – and never sufficient. The secret to success is the application of those basics.
The Spertus Institute for Judaic Studies in Chicago faced a challenge. It was a wonderful place for people to come together to learn from each other and share perspective on Judaic history, culture and issues in lively discourse. But its building sent a different message. It said, “We’re special. Don’t even think about coming in [...]
The thing about this vision thing is that it's not about your vision. It's about their vision. The great leaders over time have most certainly painted pictures of a brighter future. Those pictures have been ones in which their audiences could picture themselves. As Jean Brown points out in Onboarding, Martin Luther King's "I have [...]