Secret #35: The Power of Personal Visioning


Excerpted from Zingerman’s Guide to Good Leading, Part 3:
A Lapsed Anarchist’s Approach to Being a Better Leader.

The Twelve Natural Laws of Business is Secret #1 in Zingerman’s Guide to Good Leading, Part 1. The idea is that these laws apply to all organizations, everywhere. And that like the law of gravity, they hold true regardless of how we feel about them. In the years since they appeared, the Natural Laws have proven themselves ever more solid. They now serve as the basis for ZingTrain’s Zingerman’s Experience Seminar and we’ve taught them to hundreds of organizations around the country.

Because personal visioning is such a big part of sustainable self-management, Ari’s devoted this entire essay to Natural Law #1: An inspiring, strategically sound vision leads the way to greatness (especially if you write it down!). Secret #36, which comes next, addresses the other eleven Natural Laws. They all come together to make some very positive things happen. In the right settings, most of us have a pretty good shot at living them, and in the process creating meaningful and positive lives and successful organizations.