We are what we imagine ourselves to be

Artwork: Rachel Perry Welty, Lost in My Life (price tags), 2009, pigment print

The above is one of my favourite observations by the late Kurt Vonnegut. I was thinking about it a few days ago as I was reading a copy of the recent interview between Harvard Business Review senior editor Gardiner Morse and former Apple retail chief Ron Johnson. Here’s what Ron said about why many retailing giants are struggling:

So it’s not department stores’ size or location or physical capabilities that are their problem. It’s their lack of imagination—about the products they carry, their store environments, the way they engage customers, how they embrace the digital future.

My 2¢:
You are leading you.
If you are not happy with the status quo just remember that you are whoever you think you are.
It’s easy to forget that.