How do Leaders lead their teams into the unknown…

Leaders seldom let themselves get into a situation where they are faced with the ‘Unknown’ in an absolute sense.
Therefore they either ‘Know’ intuitively what lies ahead or have an innate ability to anticipate or at the very least arrive at an educated assumption of what may lie ahead.
The great leaders are perspicuous and are able to create a lucid, clear vision of how they see the future unfolding. They then engage the team’s hearts and minds to bond with or embrace their vision, and then allow the team to pursue this vision even into uncharted or ‘Unknown’ areas.


Perhaps spoken best by Alfred Lord Tennyson in his beautiful poem “Ulysses.”

Come, my friends,
‘T is not too late to seek a newer world.
Push off, and sitting well in order smite
The sounding furrows; for my purpose holds
To sail beyond the sunset, and the baths
Of all the western stars, until I die.
It may be that the gulfs will wash us down:
It may be we shall touch the Happy Isles,
And see the great Achilles, whom we knew.
Tho’ much is taken, much abides; and tho’
We are not now that strength which in old days
Moved earth and heaven, that which we are, we are;
One equal temper of heroic hearts,
Made weak by time and fate, but strong in will
To strive, to seek, to find, and not to yield.

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