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Vision and Quick Victories

Strategy 1:

Never lose sight of the ultimate goal, and focus energy on short-term objectives.

. . . I feel sure that it is the right thing to attempt a march. . . . It will be much better for the men in general to feel that even though progress is slow, they are on their way to land, than it will be simply to sit down and wait for the tardy northwesterly drift to take us out of this cruel waste of ice.1

—Ernest Shackleton

Leaders who take their organizations to The Edge must channel energy toward two equally important goals. First, they must continually be aware of their ultimate destination—their longer-term, strategic ...

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