Friday, August 10, 2012

D = DREAM





The 4th Principle of the A-Z of

FUTURISTIC LEADERSHIP

is to

DREAM

and envision a
desirable objective.




FUTURISTIC MEANING of DREAM

To anticipate a cherished desire. To let the mind run; to imagine and envision a wonderful objective. To develop a visionary scheme that is not merely a dream, but a very realistic aim.

Similar to: Aspire, fantasize, revel, delight, ambition, desire.

Opposites: Nightmare, spook, dash.
  


QUOTATIONS to INSPIRE YOU
to DREAM

We grow by dreams.
All big men are dreamers.
— Woodrow T. Wilson

If you advance confidently in the
direction of your dreams, and endeavor
to live the life you have imagined,
you will meet with unexpected success.
Henry David Thoreau

A goal is a dream with a deadline.
Cherish your visions and your dreams,
as they are the children of your soul,
the blueprints of your ultimate achievement.
— Napoleon Hill

If you can dream it, you can do it.
— Walt Disney

You see things and you say “Why?”
But I dream things that never were;
and I say “Why not?”
— George Bernard Shaw


FUTURISTIC LEADERSHIP PRINCIPLE

Nothing is as durable as a realistic dream, with a reasonable deadline.

The world may change as you pursue your dream, but a realistic dream will not. Changing conditions and responsibilities will not erase it. And the gloomiest naysayer will never dissuade you from pursuing it.


EXAMPLE and APPLICATION

Futuristic leaders dare to dream. And they dream big — very big. They are headstrong in purpose and the pursuit of their goals.

World War II fighter pilot Douglas Bader never
abandoned his dream of being a flying ace.
  • Bader lost both legs in an aerobatic stunt which went badly wrong.
  • Told he wouldn’t walk again, never mind fly, he mastered artificial limbs, trained to fly again, and re-applied to the RAF.
  • He was accepted, and entered the war as a Squadron Leader.
  • Later shot down over Germany, he was able to bail out of his crashing plane only by removing one of his artificial legs, which was trapped.
  • He escaped his captors, returned to England a war hero.
  • He then trained many more pilots, and finally retired as a much-decorated Group Captain.

Don’t let the "dream stealers" cut you off at the knees and take away your dream. They always reject any possibility of things being different or better. Kick any dream stealer off your team. They are a nightmare to have around.

Replace dream stealers with a team of "dream weavers" and dream catchers. Encourage them to dream about an ambitious future for your organization to achieve. Then equip them with the tools and training to make it happen.

Don’t let temporary setbacks and necessary course-corrections derail you. Never lose sight of your dream. Remain steadfast and unshaken and pursue it constantly.


QUESTIONS to ASK

  • How clear and ambitious is my dream?
  • What is my fondest business ambition?
  • How dream-oriented is our team?
  • What stirs our hearts and emotions?
  • We need an organization which … … …
  • What specific steps can we take today, this week, that will move us closer to our dream?
  • What will happen, once that happens?

CONTACT FRANK FEATHER
for a KEYNOTE or SEMINAR on FUTURISTIC LEADERSHIP