I’ve written plenty in the past about leading others, and doing it with strategy, vision, perspective, and humility. However, the great fear for any writer, is the belief others might have that I write about these things because I have great strategy, vision, perspective, and humility. I have various forms of all of those things, but what I’m learning is that I really have little more than my own experiences. Many of those experiences are rich and some of my experiences have even been productive, yet others have been abject failures; but all have been worth it.
There is no formula for “Making it Work”, but instead it takes a good leader being willing to combine the good ideas, with strategic planning, and really great people. What comes of it, will oftentimes be determined by factors outside of your control; but the process you go through to discover success or learn from failure, creates the experience that makes you rich.
A mind that is stretched by a new experience can never go back to its old dimensions.
– Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.