Even as an overwhelming underdog, Billy Mills had the audacious goal of being Olympic champion. He prepared his body and he deliberately prepared his mind.
Consensus is not a majority vote or an autocratic decision. It shouldn’t be a bargaining process, and it needn’t be unanimous. To set that expectation is unrealistic and counterproductive. Rather, consensus is a way to increase respect, build commitment and build deep understanding of the issues, the business and the team members themselves.