How a Visionary Is Like an Animated Dog
Inc. Magazine - over 4 years
Your company needs an ideas person to succeed. But that might just require chasing a lot of squirrels. Hearing the phrase "visionary leader" calls to mind almost instantly Steve Jobs, and his particular breed of intimidatingly big-picture thinking. But as Les McKeown sees it, the visionary is a much more common archetype--one that every company on a fast-growth trajectory needs in its leadership team. You could consider the visionary the "ideas person," within a company. "Here's the thing about visionaries. Visionaries are classic starters," McKeown told the Inc. 500 | 5000 conference in Washington, D.C., Friday. "They start stuff. They love putting things into motion." The visionary type isn't all blue-sky thoughts and TED-talk-worthy ideas, though. McKeown, a serial entrepreneur, writer, and consultant, likened an attribute of the typical visionary personality to that of the Golden Retriever, Dug, in the Pixar animated film "Up." “He always seems like he's really into what's go...
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