November 19th, 2013 |
As we reflect this week on the somber anniversary of John F. Kennedy’s death, we’re reminded of his legacy.
Regardless of what you think of the man or his policies, there’s no denying that JFK inspired a nation to dream big and then turn those dreams into reality.
JFK cast a vision that unified and inspired people.
Great leaders think big and inspire people to rally around a cause that’s bigger than themselves. This is the reason your organization’s mission (its purpose beyond making money) and vision (where you’re going) are so important. They must translate beyond the financial performance of the organization. They must matter to everyone on your team and inspire people to show up every day and give their best to achieve a goal that’s bigger than any individual. This is how top-performing organizations drive accountability.
Does your firm’s mission give your team something to cheer for?
What legacy will you leave?e
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Business schools teach case studies. Hollywood blockbusters are inspired by true events.
Exceptional leaders are students of history. Decision-making comes with the territory.