Be True to Your Vision – Inspire the Best Team


If we all worked on the assumption

that what is accepted as true were really true,

there would be little hope of advance.

Orville Wright

I just watched the unveiling of the new Apple iPhone 4 and am amazed at the leap forward in technology and features. It really resonates with me that Steve Jobs is the Transformational Leader who inspires the ideas and sets the sights on the vision, however, it’s the team that makes it all happen. Before the event was over, Jobs acknowledged his team. They seem to never accept status quo, and believe that things that others others see as being true, are not true at all.

Ten years ago, pundits considered Apple to be dead – 90 days away from bankruptcy. Just recently, Apple surpassed Microsoft in company value, and it continues to gain momentum and set a commanding lead in the markets it serves.

Dead, in this case, was not true. Limiting your thinking to the products and services previously proven to be the the norm, is not true either. Being innovative is creating a blue-ocean strategy for your vision.

TIP: Do not let anybody steal your dream. Communicate your vision clearly to your team and inspire excellence in execution. Get the best players and expect the best results. Do not give up and do not let the team give up. You will win.

Hugh Ballou
The Transformational Leadership Strategist

Hugh Ballou (Author)