DON’T DISMISS THE WOW WHEN YOU DON’T KNOW THE HOW
What do you want people to thank you for at the end of your life? Some of your ideas may seem impossible to accomplish at the moment because you can’t figure out how to make the wow happen. Maybe you don’t currently have the infrastructure to bring your ideas into reality. Great leaders are fearless in the pursuit of a bigger vision.
Be Careful Not to Fire That Employee with the Crazy Idea
The founders of Home Depot, Arthur Blank and Bernard Markus were fired from Handy Dan Home Improvement Centers as a result of their wild ideas of what home improvement stores could be. The owners of Handy Dan didn’t see the wow in the concept of DiY style- big box stores and went out of business in 1989.
Successful leaders are fearless and have clarity of purpose, focused on the mission and have the grit and resilience to achieve a bigger vision. You might even consider these people as being stubborn in their entrepreneurial endeavors. Some are even overbearing and don’t channel their high emotions properly. But great leaders, cultivate their wow ideas and those of team members. They know that expanding their vision requires that they improve their mindset.
Conversation Starters to Create the WOW
In your next leadership meeting present these questions for them to ask themselves
Will asking the team to answer these questions have a huge impact on furthering your mission? The positivity of this type of conversation will energize those on the team that may not see the big picture and reignite the passion for those that do.
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