Saturday, July 11, 2009

Power and Ideas

A test of any organization is bringing the people who have the ideas together with the people who have the power to transform the ideas into reality.

Too often, the powerful are too busy to spot rising issues or new approaches. Their days are packed.

The idea people have more time, but they are in the wilderness. They can conjure up brilliant strategies but without access their insight is as meaningless as the skill of a world-class card player who never gets near a gambling table.

The extraordinary leader is on the watch for ideas from the outskirts. Those remote territories may seem unlikely but they are grand locations for a clear and untarnished perspective.

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