As I write my book on Magnificent Leadership™, I listen deeply to each of the interviews that will be featured.  During the first few minutes of talking with Tim Toterhi, something really caught my attention.  Growing up in a not-so-great neighborhood in New York, he said that the greatest challenge was getting “out of your own frame of reference” for what was possible.  This, he told me, “was really the hardest thing to do.”

But he did.

If you think that your frame of reference, your vantage point — as a leader, as a senior leadership team, as an organization — doesn’t drive your future, I’m here to tell you with all compassion and candor that you are mistaken.

Your view, the lens you look through, isn’t part of the equation.

It is the equation.

And it has the power to bring people with you.


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