Category Archive: Vision

My Black Friend Surprised Me with the Truth

I was shocked when a black friend told me she wasn’t welcomed in some stores in our town. This was years ago. I still don’t understand the realities of racism. I’ve never feared… Continue reading

How to Move any Leadership Aspiration to Reality

Aspiration is the beginning of leadership. Clarify leadership’s 3 aspirations: Personal growth: Who do you aspire to become? Talent development: How will you develop yourself and others? Leadership achievement: What do you aspire… Continue reading

Future-Back: How Leaders Create the Future Today

COVID-19 changes the way you think about the future. On-going disruption changes the way you think about yourself, others, and the present. The imagined future transforms the present. In a recent conversation, Mark… Continue reading

How to Stop Crushing Dreams and Maximize Aspiration

Energize people by speaking into their aspiration. A young employee says they aspire to become a manager. You view them through the lens of “NEEDS to IMPROVE.” Maybe they need to complain less… Continue reading

The Dreamer’s Dilemma is Dissatisfaction

Constant dissatisfaction sucks the life out of frustrated Dreamers. You can’t find energy and fulfillment and live in constant dissatisfaction. You’re not a leader if nothing is ever good enough. You’re an unhappy… Continue reading

How Leaders Predict the Future

The ridiculous notion that you know what’s going to happen tomorrow causes false confidence today. This is verifiable in the buying and selling of stocks, for example. Daniel Kahneman’s research suggests that our… Continue reading