Motivation is a battle for the heart, not just an appeal to the mind. Passion is always an expression of the soul.
People will only follow you if they see you're ahead, are convinced you know the route, trust you, and want to get there too.
Business strategy is the battleplan for a better future.
The future is about emotion: reactions to events are usually far more important than the events themselves.
Life is too short to waste on things that don't matter.
Take hold of the future or the future will take hold of you - be futurewise.
The risk of a business being hit by a low probability, high impact event is far higher than most boards realize because the number of potential wild cards is so great.
The paradox of innovation is this: CEO's often complain about lack of innovation, while workers often say leaders are hostile to new ideas.
The Six Faces of the FUTURE are: Fast, Urban, Tribal, Universal, Radical and Ethical.
In banking or insurance trust is the only thing you have to sell.
Listen to your customers but don't (always) believe what they say-they know even less about the future than you.
The key to understanding the future is one word: sustainability.
Tribalism is the most powerful force in the world.
Institutional blindness is a major threat to the future of all corporations.
The larger the corporation, the greater the risk that you are flying blind.
To every trend there is a counter-trend. There are a number of pendulums operating and each creates new business opportunities.
The promise of every product and service is a better life. Profits are the prize for delivering on the promise.
You will learn more about the people you work with in three minutes by asking them what they do for nothing, than by working with them for three years in the same team
Every product and service is sold on the promise of a better future. The purpose of business is to deliver on the promise, and profit is the reward for doing so.
When you have been close to death it makes you think about life.
Connect with all the passions people have -for themselves, their families, their communities and wider world - and they will follow you to the ends of the earth, buy your products and services with pride, and may even be willing to work for you for next to nothing.
You cannot have strong leadership without passion.
The phrase "work-life balance" tells us that people think that work is the opposite of life. We should be talking about life-life balance.
If happiness could be bought, we'd probably be unhappy at the price tag. If only the secret of happiness was as simple as getting wealthy and spending more.
Volunteering is a window into the passions of the soul.
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