I just read Seth Godin’s new book Tribes – We Need You to Lead Us.
Under the heading of “Which Would You Prefer: Trial or Error?” – he emphasized this statement:
“If your organization requires success before commitment, it will never have either.”
Then he said, “Part of leadership (a big part of it, actually) is the ability to stick with the dream for a long time. Long enough that the critics realize that you’re going to get there one way or another … so they follow.”