Vision in meetings

7 Jul

I have had a week that has been jammed packed full of meetings. A lot of them have been good as we have explored various visions for the future of a number of different projects. I wouldn’t call myself a real visionary (although I do have my moments). I am more of a pragmatist or strategist. It has been fun at times in my life and frustrating at others to work with visionaries. These people are so important but can be infuriating as I’m sure I can be.

“Vision is the art of seeing things invisible.” – Jonathan Swift

“A rock pile ceases to be a rock pile the moment a single man contemplates it, bearing within him the image of a cathedral.” – Antoine De-Saint-Exupery

“The bravest are surely those who have the clearest vision of what is before them, glory and danger alike, and yet not withstanding, go out to meet it. – Thucydides


2 Responses to “Vision in meetings”

  1. Keith July 10, 2006 at 3:26 am #

    I don’t know. I think true visionaries don’t simply voice ideas but rather follow them no matter. From my experience, they are terribly alone… because they see what nobody else does… and for them it is real… it isn’t vision…

    If that is the case, I can see how one could bump heads with these guys…

    When it comes down to it, a visionary blessed with pragmatism can really upset people… because he/she isn’t just going to voice this fluff, she’s going to force everybody else to do the same… no matter the cost.

    Or something like that???

  2. Keith July 10, 2006 at 3:28 am #

    BTW: Happy Birthday… noticed that as I read on…

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