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Visioneering 101

I’ve always been interested in what makes people successful. What leads some people to achieve while others fail? I knew it couldn’t only be about raw intelligence or access to resources (though those things certainly do help). Being in the right place at the right time also seemed to be a factor, though not a consistent one. So about six years ago while co-facilitating a leadership course in Thailand, my colleague introduced a video in class called The Power of Vision. This training video from the early 90’s is narrated by futurist Joel Barker, and illustrates the importance of vision in the success of individuals, organizations and nations. It’s really a compelling presentation, as it examines the role of vision, from the rise of ancient Greece, to a group of students from an underfunded school in Harlem who, against the odds, all go on to college.
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