According to French writer, Antoine de Saint-Exupéry:

“If you want to build a ship, don’t drum up the men to gather wood, divide the work, & give orders. Instead, teach them to yearn for the vast & endless sea.” 

If you’re a leader, how do you get things done?

Do you just give orders?

Do you tell people what to do?

Do you run a well-oiled machine?

Or you genuinely inspire them?

Do you tell them stories?

Do you help them to see the possibilities beyond the humdrum of their otherwise boring daily tasks?

Yes, it’s important to tell people what they need to do with clarity and authority.

But can I also encourage you to find a way to teach them to yearn to be part of something greater.

That’s when the magic happens.