100 yards (~91 metres) was a highly significant distance in 1903. That was the year when the Wright Brothers took their first flight at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina — a flight that lasted just about 100 yards.
Not much, we may say. But it was that very instance that opened up the possibility of an airplane taking off and flying. A breakthrough that’s known as the “Kitty Hawk Moment.”
As a leader, when you are driving change within your teams and organization, look out for those ‘Kitty Hawk’ moments. A team member voicing ideas who is otherwise silent, shifts in energy levels during your meetings, and subtle signs of ownership when a team member proactively solves a problem. There are plenty of indicators.
Your willingness to notice these indicators of change is critical to driving bigger shifts in work culture and performance.
About The Author
Vinod Krishna is a brand storytelling trainer and consultant at DustyPaths.
He brings 3 decades of experience in leading people, projects, and businesses
to forge new paths in storytelling, communication and leadership development.
He is an avid barefoot runner, trekker, theater artist, and photographer.
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