2/11/2018

The power of each of us

From Leadfully:

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In a world with monumental forces at play, we have to re-conceptualize our roles as leaders.

I go back to the wisdom of Buckminster Fuller, who reflected on what one person can do:

Something hit me very hard once, thinking about what one little man could do. Think of the Queen Elizabeth — the whole ship goes by and then comes the rudder. And there’s a tiny thing at the edge of the rudder called a trim tab. It’s a miniature rudder. Just moving the little trim tab builds a low pressure that pulls the rudder around. Takes almost no effort at all.

So I said that the little individual can be a trim tab.

Society thinks it’s going right by you, that it’s left you altogether. But if you’re doing dynamic things mentally, the fact is that you can just put your foot out like that and the whole big ship of state is going to go. So I said, Call me Trim Tab.’”

Can you be that trim tab for your organization?

Can you be that trim tab for something you want to create?

Can you be that trim tab for what this nation — and the world — needs now?

Will you lead fully?


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