“Hope without a strategy doesn’t generate leadership. Leadership comes when your hope and your optimism are matched with a concrete vision of the future and a way to get there. People won’t follow you if they don’t believe you can get to where you’re going. Managers are the cynical ones. Managers are pessimists because they’ve seen it before and they believe they’ve already done it as well as it can be done. Leaders, on the other hand, have hope. Without it, there is no future to work for.” (Seth Godin in “Tribes”)
Seth has some great thoughts on leadership. So there are some questions that come to mind:
- Is our leadership beleivable and hope-filled?
- Is our vision compelling and concrete enough for people to commit their time, energy and devotion to?
- Are we dispensers of hope or pessimism?
This world desperately needs believable leaders!