Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly proclaiming . . .
'Wow! What a ride!'
“…whenever there is emergence of the new we confront the recalcitrance of the old.”--Dr. King
“If the leader’s vision is clearly articulated it will be most effectively realized by others who share it, and bring their own creativity to it.”
“There is nothing in the world that makes you feel more connected and more understood than having other people creatively enhance your own ideas with theirs.”
“People don’t need to be controlled and manipulated to commit themselves to a heartfelt vision, and being controlled and manipulated tends to destroy that commitment.”
Philip Slater, “Leading Yourself,” page 115
The Future of Leadership, Bennis, et al, 2001
From an article, "Why Vision Matters" by Robert Knowling
“In business, as in life, good intentions are often lost. Our everyday practices, not our espoused values, define who we are. To align good intentions with effective practice, leaders need to define a vision, articulate values, and infuse both into every aspect of the business.Robert Knowling is chairman, CEO, and president of Covad Communications, a national provider of high-speed Internet access. Previously he led large-scale change efforts at U. S. West and at Ameritech. He also leads the Digital Opportunity Initiative to increase minority participation in the high-tech workplace. Knowling has been featured in Fast Company, Forbes, Business Week, and The Industry Standard. (9/2000)
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