Wednesday, June 09, 2010

Strong roots eventually yield great success.

The naked eye suggested that the tree wasn't growing, in truth, it definitely was. But the expansion was below ground rather than above ground.

While the other trees were reaching for the sky, this special tree was quietly working on its foundation, ensuring its roots were strong and its base was secure. And once done, it outperformed every tree around it.

Business and life has taught me so many lessons. And so has nature. And one of the best is that leadership takes time. You might think that other people and other organizations are so far ahead of you that you'll never catch up. But please be patient. Tend to your roots. Do exceptionally great work. Build deep relationships. Invent and innovate daily. And Lead Without a Title.

Nature is always fair. And eventually, you will win.

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