We’ve all experienced deja vu – looking at an unfamiliar situation and feeling – almost knowing – that you’ve seen it before.
It’s time to flip that phrase.
William Taylor, cofounder of Fast Company magazine and author of Practically Radical, writes that it’s time for the best leaders to demonstrate a capacity for vuja de’. It’s looking at a familiar situation (say, being a leader in ChurchWorld for decades, or designing and delivering a weekly worship experience for years) as if you’ve never seen it before, and with that fresh line of sight, developing a distinctive point of view on the future.
You can’t do big things anymore if you are content with doing things a little better than everyone else, or a little differently from how you’ve done them in the past.
It’s time to look at your organization and your calling as if you are seeing them for the first time.
Favorite Post, January 2012