I have to be careful with this for several reasons:
* It involves an icon and
* It involves goats.
And, call me insensitive, but it’s given me a huge chuckle this afternoon. Let me explain why ....
We heard, from one of our female clients I hasten to add before I get accused of sexism, about Raquel Welch’s recent appearance on Oprah. Here’s an edited version of the email that came in after we’d recorded the Simon Sinek (Start with WHY) interview — you can catch that here by the way.
Such a simple concept. Glaringly simple, yet overlooked in most businesses. To have a bigger cause pulls EVERYTHING together...to have a WHY energises it ALL. And the bigger the WHY the better.
And the more you put your shoulder into the WHY....the more it will give back.
I have been part of a global women’s telecall series just to see where ‘evolutionary women’ sit....but there is still so much “beautiful, amazing, gorgeous, evolutionary deepening, transformational, enlightening, powerful, contribution” going on...that part of me still wants to stick my fingers down my throat. And scream. Not very enlightened I know....but for
Or, for a more studied approach, read Leon Kaye's piece on Triple Pundit talking about 'too many thinkers, not enough doers' with links into Auden Schendler's great Harvard Business Review piece making the point that 'a pre-occupation with fame is actually hindering the work necessary to tackle problems'.
Or, if you like, go back to John Ruskin, the 19th century English essayist. He put it this way, "What we think, or what we know, or what we believe is, in the end, of little consequence. The only consequence is what we do."