The Unstoppable Force: Momentum

| December 10, 2013 | 0 Comments

“The tipping point is that magic moment when an idea, trend, or social behavior crosses a threshold, tips, and spreads like wildfire.”
—Malcolm Gladwell, Tipping Point

 

“Great leaders create momentum. Great leaders harness momentum.”
—John Maxwell, Law of Momentum

How do you get momentum?

  • Cast a vision
  • Get a win (start with a small win or sure win)
  • Applaud it (make a big deal out of it)

Seven truths about momentum:

  1. When you have momentum you don’t worry about small problems; they work themselves out.
  2. Momentum makes leaders look better then they actually are (i.e. coaches).
  3. Momentum helps followers perform better than they are (i.e. 1980 USA Hockey).
  4. Momentum is easier to steer than to start (i.e. waterskiing).
  5. Momentum is the most powerful change agent.
  6. Momentum is the leader’s responsibility to start.
  7. Momentum begins inside the leader (i.e. vision, passion, enthusiasm, and energy).

“You cannot kindle a fire in any other heart until it is burning within your own.”

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