Ok Let’s Move On To The Next Important Leadership Behavior

A piece of paper actually becomes a famous fighter-plane, Dog-Fighter. For real. No joke. Prepare for takeoff….

Rather than label leadership as skill or talent, let’s call leadership our behaviors. Dreaming is a behavior all children are born with. Kids can stretch out their arms, run around in a room, and actually feel like they are flying. Remember?

So, the next building block behavior is dreaming. Dreaming? Seriously? A leadership skill? Downplay this and your mail will go straight to the Mediocrity-ville post office.

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By jeff noel

Retired Disney Institute Keynote Speaker and Prolific Blogger. Five daily, differently-themed personal blogs (about life's 5 big choices) on five interconnected sites.


  1. Jeff,

    You hit on a big difference between the function of leadership and the function of management. Great managers are supposed to be wonderful at making sure the tasks are done – the day-to-day functions. But great leaders are often considered to be great because they have a wonderful one-two punch of being able to dream or have a vision along with the ability to convey and influence others to “catch the dream.”

    The best illustration I can see of this is a quote from Antoine de Saint-Exupery, who stated, “If you want to build a ship, don’t drum up people to collect wood and don’t assign them tasks and work, but rather teach them to long for the endless immensity of the sea.”


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