I wanted to share this video, because folks in the startup sphere often think as “leadership” as having vision. This was a different take on it. A few points:
I did not ask you to come up with some aspect of your vision that
your partner would be inspired by.
I didn’t ask you to come up with some aspect of your vision that they
would connect to.
I did not ask you to do anything for your partner. I just said talk
about your vision.
This is not a trivial point. This is one of the most important points
When we are really ourselves. When we really connect with who we are
and what we care about, and we have the confidence and the support to
be forthright and honest, we find each other.
We discover the innate commonalities in our aspirations. Carl Rogers
once said, “that which is most personal is most universal”.
If that were not the case, there would be no shared visions.
When you really understand that, you get the foundation, the deep
underpinning of shared visions.
Now building shared visions involves more than this, but it always
comes back to this. I can’t tell you how many times, I’ve seen so
much money time energy money aspiration wasted by people trying to
create a shared vision. And I say “Let the people talk to each
You’re here busy trying to build a shared vision, but you’re turning
your back on the very thing that will lead to shared visions, which
is to create an environment where people can be continually
reflection on what matters matters to them and be in conversations
where they can connect with each other. And you will start to
discover elements of the shared vision.
There’s more to do, but it’s sort of like trying to build a house
without building a foundation. This is the foundation.