Matt W. Kane

Rocket Fuel

Rocket Fuel: The one essential combination that will get you more of what you want from your business – Gino Wickman and Mark C Winters

At the top of every company is a leader who focuses outside — the visionary — and one who manages inside — the integrator. Their different perspectives create inherent tension. The way they think and solve problems are often diametrically opposed.

In every case of a great charismatic leader who ever choose any anything of significance, there was always a person or small group lurking in the shadow that knew how to take the vision and make it a reality.

From Simon Sinek: WHY types are the Visionaries, the ones with overactive imaginations. They tend to be optimists who believe that all things they imagine can actually be accomplished. HOW types live more in the here and now. They are the realists and have a clearer sense of all things practical. WHY types are focused on the things that most people can’t see, like the future. How types are focused on the things most people can see, and tend to be better at building structures and processes and getting things done. One is not better than the other, they are just different ways people naturally to see and experience the world.

From Buckminster Fuller: if you want to teach people a new way of thinking, don’t bother trying to teach them. Instead, give them a tool, the use of which will lead to new ways of thinking.