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Q: What hopes for the future will give your team lift over the obstacles of the present? Looking out of an airplane window is a remarkable way to see the world. That lofty vantage allows us to gain a different perspective. Just as an airplane lifts us to a different vantage point, leaders can provide a measure of lift for others to see things differently too. It's easy to allow obstacles in the present - a tough meeting, a tense relationship, wanting to take back something said in anger - to actually become an obstacle to seeing our way to the future. Being confronted by obstacles, both real and perceived, is pretty much the daily reality of most. Lift, the act of increasing airflow over a curved wing, calls leaders to keep minds and hearts, yours and theirs, focused on possibilities for the future - not just staring at obstacles in our paths.
Q: What hopes for the future will give your team lift over the obstacles of the present?

Looking out of an airplane window is a remarkable way to see the world.  That lofty vantage allows us to gain a different perspective.
 
Just as an airplane lifts us to a different vantage point, leaders can provide a measure of lift for others to see things differently too.  It's easy to allow obstacles in the present - a tough meeting, a tense relationship, wanting to take back something said in anger - to actually become an obstacle to seeing our way to the future.  Being confronted by obstacles, both real and perceived, is pretty much the daily reality of most.

Lift, the act of increasing airflow over a curved wing, calls leaders to keep minds and hearts, yours and theirs, focused on possibilities for the future - not just staring at obstacles in our paths.  

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Dr. Foster Mobley

Trusted advisor and coach to admired executives globally for 3 decades, Thought leader on wisdom-based approaches to breakthrough leading, "Lead Coach" for Deloitte's experienced and high potential leader development, Team performance advisor to two NCAA championship teams