I’m always looking for those intrepid souls who will come along and pull the organization out of it’s funk. Those who, despite the odds, the nay-sayers, the BS and the crummy culture, have a sense of mission and destination and are going to “go there” no matter what.
And they are there – somewhere in your organization. I’m not yet sure how to find them, except I think I could hunt them down by following the tracks of the innovative, looking for the signs of the exemplary and by scouting for the pattern of the consistently extraordinary.
One day they will come walking out of the plains, approach the selfish, frenzied throng and quietly, calmly keeping themselves from the fray, will hold to their values and vision and walk away as heros.