A Quote by Richard Farson on innovation, vision, visionary, risk, perception, fresh brain, leadership, and curiosity

Those who see what's obvious aren't necessarily brighter than others.  They're just more likely to observe that the emperor is naked.  Like children, they see what's actually there.  Their perceptions are less clouded by belief systems, taboos, habits of thought.  One responsibility of management---an important one---is to call attention to the invisible obvious, pointing it out as a child does (sometimes to the embarrassment of adults).  Doing so also requires supporting employees who take that risk, too, and other risks as well.

Richard Farson

Source: Whoever Makes the Most Mistakes Wins, Pages: 76

Contributed by: Laurie

A Quote by Richard Farson on innovation, vision, visionary, leadership, curiosity, james watt, and ah-ha moment

The best ideas aren't hidden in shadowy recesses.  They're right in front of us, hidden in plain sight.  Innovation seldom depends on discovering obscure or subtle elements but in seeing the obvious with fresh eyes.  This is easier said than done because nothing is as hard to see as what's right before our eyes.  We overlook what we take for granted.  Billions of tea drinkers observed the force of steam escaping from water boiling in a kettle before James Watt realized that this vapor could be converted into energy.

Richard Farson

Source: Whoever Makes the Most Mistakes Wins, Pages: 75-76

Contributed by: Laurie

A Quote by Kalli on brain, heart, vision, and sight

The brain gives the heart its sight. The heart gives the brain its vision.

~ Kall


Contributed by: Angelina

A Quote by Mevlana Jelalu'ddin Rumi on vision and dreams

Looking up gives light although at first it makes you dizzy.

Mevlana Rumi (1207 - 1273)

Contributed by: Angelina

A Quote by Betty Sue on vision, u, shared responsibility, and shared understanding

Many visions are doomed from the outset becausee those who articulate them, whether consciously or not, are coming from a place of powerlessness. If we believe that someone else has created our present reality, what is the basis for believing that we can create a different reality in the future? In terms of the theory of the U, the problem with most attempts to formulate visions is that they occur "too far up the left side of the U". When this happens, people formulate visions that are disconnected from a shared understanding of present reality and a sense of shared responsibility for that reality. If people are still externalising their problems, they create, in a sense, "externalised visions", which amount to a kind of change strategy for fixing problems which they have not yet seen their part in creating. Onlly when people begin to see from within the forces that shape their reality and to see their part in how those forces might evolve does vision become powerful. Everything else is just a vague hope.

Betty Sue Flowers

Source: Presence: Human Purpose and the Field of the Future, Pages: 136

Contributed by: yeshe

A Quote by Walter Russell on beauty, vision, and love

"I will see beauty and goodness in all things. From all that is unlovely shall my vision be immune."

Walter Russell

Contributed by: esaruoho

A Quote by Cecil Beaton on life, vision, and daring

"Be daring, be different, be impractical, be anything that will assert integrity of purpose and imaginative vision against the play-it-safers, the creatures of the commonplace, the slaves of the ordinary."

Cecil Beaton

Contributed by: FenixRizing

A Quote by Marcel Proust on empathy and vision

"The only real voyage consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes; in seeing the universe through the eyes of another, one hundred others--in seeing the hundred universes that each of them sees."

Marcel Proust (1871 - 1922)

Contributed by: Blessing Conspirator

A Quote by Eric Butterworth on goals, vision, courage, and talent

Why be an average person? All the great achievements of history have been made by strong individuals who refused to consult statistics or to listen to those who could prove convincingly that what they wanted to do, and in fact ultimately did do, was completely impossible.

Eric Butterworth

Contributed by: Hanru

A Quote by Bill George on leadership, leader, self-awareness, vision, experience, and fast company

Is leadership inherent or trainable? Both. You are born with characteristics that reside deep inside you: drive, an ability to influence and motivate, perseverance. But you have to develop those qualities through actual leadership experiences. A key quality is adaptability--facing unexpected obstacles, falling short of goals, reading the context, and changing your approach. Absent that, leaders will continue to repeat mistakes and will not grow and develop. That leads me to the essence of the question "Why is it so hard to lead yourself?" The answer, in my experience, lies in the differences between your idealized self--how you see yourself and how you want to be seen--and your real self. The key to growing as a leader is to narrow that gap by developing a deep self-awareness that comes from straight feedback and honest exploration of yourself, followed by a concerted effort to make changes.

Bill George

Source: quoted in Fast Company, April 2007 - Bill George is the former CEO of Medtronics, Inc.

Contributed by: Laurie

Syndicate content