Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have A Dream” speech was more than just a speech – it was an iconic, transformational moment in human history. It was a speech that’s now permanently embedded in our hearts and minds.
And, here’s something you might not know:
Dr. King didn’t write that speech all by himself.
He had help, a LOT of help. As reported in NY Magazine, “The first draft was written by his advisers Stanley Levison and Clarence Jones, and the final speech included input from MANY others.”
I’m sharing this historical factoid with you because it reinforces an important lesson that many of us tend to forget (myself included!). The lesson here is:
Great things are never achieved alone.
Whether you’re Oprah, or Beyoncé, or Dr. King, or anyone pursuing a dream, one thing I know for sure is that working in isolation will only carry you so far.
You need a team. You need a tribe. You need input from others.
Behind the scenes this past year we’ve been working on a new project, a BIG one. The mission is to revolutionize public school in America… something that I believe will become my life’s work. And to pull it off I’m clear that we need a sharp innovative team, a passionate tribe, and input from others.
This spring Farukh and I will be unveiling this new project and assembling the team and the tribe. I invite you to watch for the announcement and if you (and/or someone you know) feels called to join the team or the tribe, raise your hand. 🙂