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Wisdom from Steve Jobs plus My Thoughts

Posted on June 8, 2015. Filed under: Leadership and teams |

If you are anything like me you love to read – in fact I had a conversation with someone recently where I said that I was a voracious reader. to which the reply was, with a laugh. yes only someone who reads a lot would use the word voracious and describe themselves that way. Hmm. Guilty and happy about that I must say.

It’s been a long weekend and of course I took the opportunity to catch up on some reading.  Some of my reading is done in book form – I love the feeling of a book in my hand – and some online. In fact there are a couple of really good sites that I subscribe to for great quotes and snippets, including news sites. Catching up on the backlog of one of those sites over the weekend I came across this one from Steve Jobs

If you are working on something exciting that you really care about, you don’t have to be pushed.

The vision pulls you.

Steve Jobs

What a great quote. Quite inspirational and relevant to those who run their own businesses.

It is also highly relevant for those who lead teams. If you have a vision that excites you and pulls you towards it, then why not share that with the people around you?

Will they be drawn by the same vision? Are you worried that they will not understand or not be engaged?

What part of the vision can you engage your team in? You see for a team to be energised and engaged they need to have a common purpose and a shared vision. Imagine how powerful it would be if your team had the same draw towards a vision that their leader does?

This is one of the factors evaluated in the TMS Strategic Team Development Profile and it is a powerful. Even Steve Jobs says so!

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