Truthtelling from the top trickles down.
Leaders who paint abstract, magical visions filled with lofty generalisms may initially rally their teams and impress funders, but they’ll struggle to overcome the natural hurdles on the path to success.
Leaders who paint realistic visions, in which the road to success is paved with known and unknown potholes, will have a far better shot at rallying their teams for the long haul.
A vision tempered with reality is a more genuine and more respected vision.
Confident leaders who paint visions with potholes are taking the first and most neglected step towards building the prepared and focused teams that will step up to fill those holes when they arise.