“Imagination and Leadership – Out of Focus?
“When there is no vision, people perish.” (Ralph Waldo Emerson)
“You can’t depend on your eyes when your imagination is out of focus.” (Mark Twain)
“Imagination is the beginning of creation. You imagine what you desire, you will what you imagine and at last you create what you will.” (George Bernard Shaw)
“While interviewing the legendary Jack Nicklaus, a reporter once remarked, ‘Jack, you have had a spectacular career. Your name is synonymous with the game of golf. You really know your way around the course. What is your secret?’ Nicklaus replied, ‘The holes are numbered!’
If only leadership were so easy. … A key part of our continuous leadership quest is finding the approaches that fit our individual values, personality, and style. … Leadership is really just common sense. The problem for most of us is that it’s not common practice. It is one thing to know, it’s quite another to do. And many a manager has confused understanding leadership concepts with practicing them. Just like maintaining our physical fitness, growing our leadership is a never-ending activity.” (Jim Clemmer, “The Leader’s Digest)