Seven Leadership Keys to Resolving Mission Impossible

keysTwo weeks ago Steve Denning wrote a nice article about what leaders can/should do when faced with a “mission impossible”. By studying what famous leaders (e.g. Lincoln, Gandhi, Churchill) in the past have done in critical situations he defined seven elements that were key to success.

The 7 Leadership Keys:

  1. Understand the problem.
  2. Ignore the impossibility.
  3. Re-frame the problem.
  4. Redefine success in bigger terms.
  5. Adopt unconventional means.
  6. Mobilize others.
  7. Embody the change.

Please check the original article for the full context.