The Cost (and Reward) of Leading Change

An End-of-Year Reflection Issue 5.5 | December 2015 In this Article: nothing that changes the world is accomplished by those who won’t change their own lives to make it happen. by Jonathan Wilson On December 10, 1901, my great-grandmother, [ … ]

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The Humble Visionary: How to Reject Silver Bullets and Pursue Real Progress

Issue 4.10 | August 2014 In this Article: better to lead truthfully towards a brave new world than blindly towards a fantasy and a let-down. by Jonathan Wilson If we pull together all of today’s promises for tomorrow into [ … ]

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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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The Politics of Courage

Issue 2.12 | August 2011 In this Article: courage in leadership begins with the courage to not think of yourself. by Jonathan Wilson  August 2nd, 2011 is a date that will remain infamous in history.  The day saw the [ … ]

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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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