|We know of Frank Gehry here in Chicago because he designed the Jay Pritzker Pavilion and the BP Pedestrian Bridge, which is right across from our office. Two years after architecting these unique structures, he designed the Marqués de Riscal Vineyard Hotel. While living in that space for five days, it was amazing to experience the evolution of Gehry’s scribbles.
Note, in the picture above, the starting point of the hotel (the scribbles on the left) and the end result (the hotel on the right.) How do leaders move from concept to completion and bring their vision to life?
It takes a team to make a vision reality.
Here are several tips on the power of team:
“Leadership is not magnetic personality, that can just as well be a glib tongue. It is not “making friends and influencing people”, that is flattery. Leadership is lifting a person’s vision to higher sights, the raising of a person’s performance to a higher standard, the building of a personality beyond its normal limitations.”
One more quote from Peter Drucker that captures the essence of the power of team:
“The leaders who work most effectively, it seems to me, never say “I.” And that’s not because they have trained themselves not to say “I.” They don’t think “I.” They think “we”; they think “team.” They understand their job to be to make the team function. They accept responsibility and don’t sidestep it, but “we” gets the credit. This is what creates trust, what enables you to get the task done.” ~ Peter F. Drucker