Years ago, I watched a Discovery Channel series that traced the evolution of human beings. During one episode, the host visited a cave in France. The walls of one section of the cave were tagged with stencils of human hands. People we think of as “cavemen” created the unmistakable outlines almost 30,000 years ago.
As I watched and listened, I had a powerful realization. Please watch the two-and-half-minute excerpt from the show below––I believe there is a good chance you’ll have the same epiphany.
Did you catch it? The biggest takeaway is this: our potential as human beings is limited only by what we are capable of imagining is possible. If a young cave boy or girl could grow up to be an astronaut, you and I can be and do whatever humans will be and do thousands of years from now. The only thing holding us back is our ability to dream and then grasp what we imagine as possible.
And at its core, that is what leadership is. A leader’s primary role is to envision a future and then articulate that future in a way that prompts a critical mass of followers to proclaim, “I want that. In fact, I want that future so much I’m willing to change and do whatever is necessary to make it happen.”
I call this approach leading from the future. Two weeks ago, we outlined how to embrace and employ this strategy in detail. If you haven’t already––or even if you have––read the post and begin doing what Jefferson, Lincoln, Anthony, Churchill, Ford, Tesla, Kennedy, King, Gates, and Jobs did.
What is the future from which you’re leading your people?
Let’s go All-In.
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