Seth Godin often encourages us to “find the others.”
If we want to do something significant, we can rarely do it on our own. Changing the culture at work, for example, is not something that any single individual can do on her own, not even if she’s the CEO.
We need to find the others. Not just a supporting boss, but others in different departments, functions, countries and companies. We need to share a clear vision* and mission with others and welcome those with whom it resonates.
How many do we need? As long as the change we seek is yet to be, we need more.
* I define vision as “what the world will look like when the mission is accomplished.”