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Anticipate by Rob-Jan de Jong

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The Groundwork

Mostly, however, it is the future that has attracted man’s dreams, hopes, and fears. The future rather than the past is seen as holding the key to the riddle of his existence.

—FRED POLAK

YOUR PERSONAL VISION

I’ve been toying with the word vision for a long time. In two decades of work with arrived and aspiring leaders, from executive boardrooms to business school classrooms, I’ve noticed that the word instantly stirs up passionate debate. Debate about our company vision, debate about whether or not our leaders have one, debate on the current humdrum or unrealistic version that’s on the company website, and debate about whether it is of any real value at all to have a vision. I’ve heard everything from “Finally, we’re talking ...

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