Here are two humorous views of the future-is-now.
Is the world full of amazing things?
Or did it come up short? Check out David Wilcox’s Modern World:
This ain’t the modern world that I remember
The one they promised all us boys and girls
This ain’t the vision that the artist rendered
What happened to my modern world?
My leisure time was gonna be bitchin
On my holographic TV phone
We’d be cooking in a One Button kitchen
In our aluminum dymaxion home
They’re both pretty funny, but think about which fits you better. Optimistic? Or pessimistic?
As a leader, optimism works a lot better than pessimism. People who complain about their situation in an office gain fellow sympathizers… but not followers. It’s okay to find the flaws, as long as you take the lead on fixing them rather than complaining about them.
It’s a subtle mind-shift that can spell the difference between advancement in tough times and hanging back with the pack. If you want people to believe in you, you need to believe in something yourself, and then make it happen.
Leadership consists of helping your team reach places they didn’t yet realize they needed to go.