The Difference-Maker: How Ordinary People Achieve Extraordinary Things

Issue 3.12 | November 2012 In this Article: if it doesn’t take you decades, the difference you make may not be one history will remember. by Jonathan Wilson  Many of us want to make a difference in our lifetime.  [ … ]

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The Unhappy Visionary: How to Develop Organizational Vision

Issue 3.11 | October 2012 In this Article: three acts of reflection carry us from dissatisfaction to vision. by Jonathan Wilson Jason Kilar didn’t begin the revolutionary online video service, Hulu, because he had a vision, but because he [ … ]

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From Noble Thought to Noble Deed

Issue 3.3 | November 2011 In this Article: disciplined action, not just a great idea, makes a leader. by Jonathan Wilson It is a tiresome and common fact of our world that the noble-minded are plenty, but few of [ … ]

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Profit Fixation is Bad (for Business)

Issue 3.1 | September 2011 In this Article: why an exclusive focus on profit creates a dangerous distraction from value creation. by Jonathan Wilson  Apple does not exist to make a profit.  If it did, it would never have [ … ]

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A Long Obedience in the Same Direction

Issue 2.8 | March 2011 In this Article: how leadership that influences is the result of persistent initiative. by Jonathan Wilson “The essential thing ‘in heaven and earth’ is … that there should be a long obedience in the [ … ]

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The Obedient Leader

Issue 2.7 | February 2011 In this Article: how leadership that influences has to begin with leadership that takes courageous initiative. by Jonathan Wilson It is commonly said that leadership is influence.  Influence, however, is an outcome.  Before it [ … ]

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Vision That Grips (You)

Issue 2.6 | January 2011 In this Article: why a gripping vision will inspire, compel and sustain your company toward the achievement of great things. by Jonathan Wilson Standing on the slopes of a remote village along the Balim [ … ]

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