I believe leaders must be willing to embark on heroic levels of adventure if they are to make significant positive change in an upside-down world that demands organizational transformation, innovation and culture change.
This requires an epic journey that starts when you listen to the prodding of your inner voice to effect positive change … when you face the naysayers and leave them behind … when you overcome the disappointments, set backs and self-doubt on the journey of your mighty cause … and finally, when you emerge triumphant and transformed.
What happens is that in changing everything, you’ll have changed yourself. But then what?
The journey begins again — the courage and confidence you gained in your first adventure will fuel your second, and the strength gained in that quest will fuel your third. You will establish that you are the one with the vision, the protagonist, the leader, the trusted steward of your organization — you are on a valiant journey for the greater good.