The biggest challenge any leader faces is to help people see a future they have yet to experience. If your people can’t see it, they won’t work toward it. If they won’t work toward it, the leader’s vision will fail to materialize. No one achieves a radical vision of the future by themselves.
While you are out enjoying that, baseball game, hot dog or apple pie with the family today, take a moment to admire the vision and leadership of the founding fathers who pledged their lives, fortunes and sacred honors in the pursuit of a vision no one had experienced since the Roman Republic and few thought possible. They were the ultimate risk-takers, communicators and collaborators whose vision lives on in each of us.