Seth Godin's blog caught my attention this morning - as it often does.
I think the reason we stick to maps is that it's comforting to "know where you are" on a map.
Many times when I'm working with a team someone will stop and ask "So how are we doing? How does our performance compare with the other teams you've worked with?"
The hidden message is "Tell us we're doing ok and aren't lost." People need to feel grounded and successful.
And yet with just a compass, along with a belief that you know enough to select and commit to a direction, you can explore completely uncharted territory.
How did Columbus and other explorers go past the known maps?
Isn't that what we're being called to do?
Enough talking - let's get moving...