Between Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic launch into space on July 11, 2021, and Jeff Bezos’ upcoming Blue Origin launch into space this morning, July 20, 2021, we’re finally seeing the beginning of a new era: space travel for more people.
Fifty-two years after the first moon landing, these visionaries are only at the beginning of redefining space travel and the everyday value that it may create for all of us fifty-two years from now. It’s a journey.
Meanwhile, since there are no clear signposts in terms of what to expect as more astronauts ranging from 18 to 82 years old experience space, I imagine that these companies and their stakeholders will continue to learn many lessons that will contribute to creating and reaching the next milestones.
Perhaps you are also a visionary leader who is purpose-driven and dedicated to redefining what’s possible for your company as the world is changing faster than ever before.
If so, you may be familiar with the “gravitational” pull of resistance from some employees, partners, and other stakeholders who are uneasy with the idea of leaving the orbit of the comfortable status quo for visionary, game-changing growth. Sometimes resistance is obvious, but more often it can show up in subtle ways. All of this can result in missing narrow windows of opportunity.
For advice on navigating this leadership challenge, listen to Growth Igniters® Radio with Pam Harper and Scott Harper, as we discuss Redefining What’s Possible.