I’ve heard thousands of scary things during my business career, everything from “your position is eliminated ” to “our company is being acquired” to “I need you to lay off half my staff on Monday.” (Yes, the last one was particularly scary laying off 14 of my colleagues all at once.)
I could fill this entire post with dozens more scary things I’ve heard leaders say, but none are scarier to me than…
“I have a vision!”
Conventional business wisdom asserts that great leader need to create a vision. That’s only a half truth. Truly great visions must start here.