Check out the newest Podcast Show on Creating a Vision that Excites
You mustn’t just have a vision for the future you must have a clearly defined vision, because if the vision isn’t clearly defined then it’s really more of an idea or a dream
If you don’t have a clearly defined vision for the future, you’ll always return to the past.
So how do you create a vision that excites.
- Distill It – Is you vision easily repeatable? Your vision needs to be a simple short repeatable thing that everyone can say and understand.
- Paint the Picture – Employees need to have a sense of how their roles interweave with the larger goals of the company in order to take pride in the importance of their work and to do the best possible job on every project. Poor communication will hurt the execution of the vision.
- Keeping an Open Ear – Be an active listener. When people feel they are being heard especially if they don’t necessarily agree with the vision it will create credibility among the populous even those that aren’t the most ardent supporters of the vision.
When people are complaining it actually shows they are engaged with the vision.
The challenge as the leader is to take those complaints and channel them utilize them for positives with respect to the vision.
It’s important that we learn how to handle employee complaints in positive and healthy manner, thus creating a positive.
It’s important to get feedback from your team or direct reports which through active listening with will help you properly measure engagement.
To create an exciting vision, the best way to lead people into the future is to connect with them deeply in the present.
The best leaders are able to bring their people into the future because they engage in the oldest form of research – they observe the human condition.
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