The Key to Leadership

Imagine the future in vivid detail. Communicate it and head there. People will follow.

John Cousins

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Do what you believe in. That’s the key to leadership.

Being authentic to oneself is vital to being a successful leader.

It’s the engine of a strong sense of purpose and conviction.

Imagine the future in vivid detail. Communicate it and head there. People will follow.

You need to read widely and have a convergent sense of where the future is going. Having a clear vision and direction for the organization or team is crucial.

If you haven’t read hundreds of books, you are functionally illiterate, and you will be incompetent, because your personal experiences alone aren’t broad enough to sustain you.

Mad Dog Mattis

Multiple waves of accelerating innovation will converge, and that is where you want to direct your efforts. You don’t get lucky. You get in position.

Skate to where the puck is heading, not where it is.

A leader can inspire and motivate others to work towards that goal by painting a clear picture of the future.

Take the initiative to make that vision a reality.

Elon Musk, the CEO of SpaceX and Tesla, is an excellent example of a leader who embodies authenticity and has a clear vision.

He is known for his audacious goals and his unwavering belief in the potential of technology, science, and engineering to change the world for the better.

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