Greetings. I've often led leadership teams in dramatic readings of "Where the Wild Things Are"–Maurice Sendak's classic children's book about overcoming our fears and the power of our imaginations. So his passing this week provides a reason to think about his special talents for storytelling, illustration and inspiring kids of all ages to imagine new worlds filled with possibilities where demons (and challenges) can easily be tamed.
I could write a long blog post about him, and maybe someday I will. But for now, I'd simply like to suggest that you and your colleagues do your own shared reading of "Where the Wild Things Are" or another one of his stories. Then imagine how you might work together to break through the barriers that separate your company or organization from reaching its full potential. And how you might endeavor to tame the wildest creatures in your world before returning to the comfort and safety of home.
We win in business and in life when we dare to use our imaginations. And when we discover that we're never too old to learn from the magic of a children's story.