The Hero Myth

The Hero Myth

Our culture celebrates business heroes, but it’s a remarkably inefficient pathway to success. Everyone in your industry is right now reading books, attending workshops and taking courses that are teaching them to be more innovative, more entrepreneurial, more visionary. In fact, there has been an explosion in this market in recent years.

Maybe you’re even reading one of those books. Maybe you’ve got some on your shelf right now that promise to teach you to be a better leader, inspire more commitment, imbue you with the tools to command more influence among your peers and employees.

Forests and Trees

Forests and Trees

Of course you’ve heard the analogy of the forest and the trees. We all have. We know that if the only thing we pay attention to is the tree in our face, we can never truly know or understand the forest. It’s wisdom that is so common as to be meaningless. What you likely don’t know is how you can systematically pay attention to both the forest and the tree. It’s easy enough in hindsight for someone to show you where you lost perspective and forgot about the big picture, but how do you do that IN THE MOMENT?