Helen Keller said “The only thing worse than being blind is having sight but no vision.” Success always starts with a vision. Most leaders communicate their vision in many different ways. Remember that your sight is the ability to see things as they are, and your vision is the ability to see things as they could be.
A vision must inspire others to join you. I have worked for some successful people and here are some of the ways they share their vision:
The vision inspires others – It stretches you to do something great – John Kennedy set his vision to reach the moon.
The vision is a stretch but is considered a reachable goal. Obstacles have to have work arounds – never letting discouragement limit your reach.
Visionary leaders build talented teams around them that always develop the mentality that says “bring it” – they buy into the dream and can be trusted to do their part.
Visionary leaders know how to get other external people to help. The network becomes a huge advantage with resources and advice. They are not afraid to ask others to help.
Visionaty leaders understand the time that it takes to make it happen. Timing is everything!
Finally accountability is a key – what have you done today to make it happen. Great leaders hold themselves accountability every day to make progress. They never take the word “No” – everyone can make some progress. Little steps lead to great accomplishments!
Running to Win – GTR