In Ken Blanchard's Vision for America series he encourages us to have a vision of where we're going followed by treating us as partners in the drama.
Blanchard's third point: involve every sector of society followed by this assumption: no problem can withstand the assault of sustained collective action and thinking.
Blanchard cites the work from Swanson and Williams on the topic of three (3) domains in society.
In Washington today, most of the focus on solving our problems in focused on 2 of 9—business and government. The other 7 of 9 are left on the outside looking in.
“I love the United States, but I’m worried about you."
"I don’t think you are going to get strong leaders in the future because your press does not understand the difference between freedom of speech and national integrity." (Lee Kuan Yew-almost 35 years ago)
In closing, Blanchard asserts that if the media was invited in to be part of America’s problem-solving team, they wouldn’t feel the need to set themselves up as judge and jury for our leaders and everything the government is doing. The reality is that all nine domains of society need to be involved for real problem solving to take place.
NEXT TIME: Winding this series to a close, "Bounded set versus centered set thinking."