Vision, the hallmark of leadership, is less a derivative of spreadsheets and more a product of the mind called imagination.
A San Francisco restaurant owner once asked creativity guru Edward de Bono for advice. The restaurant had been popular in the neighborhood for years. But as the area developed, several other restaurants opened their doors nearby. The increase in choices for his customers brought about a gradual decrease in revenue. Distressed with the downturn, the owner called on de Bono to help find a new edge.
When they met at the restaurant, de Bono asked for a tour. The owner showed him the seating area, the kitchen, the storage room, the cellar, and the office ...