Proverbs says that
“Without a Vision People Perish.”
Stephen Covey reminds us
to “Begin With The End In Mind.”
In my personal leadership
journey I’ve found vision to be the secret to building synergy, increasing
commitment, maximizing results and experiencing incredible joy.
In the second release of
their book Full Steam Ahead, Ken Blanchard & Jesse Lyn Stoner begin by emphasizing their
experience with worldwide organizations,
“…We have observed that the biggest impediment
to managers becoming great leaders
is the lack of a clear vision.
Yet less than 10 percent of the organizations we have visited
are lead by managers
have a clear sense of where they are trying to lead people.”
They go on to create an easy
to follow story-line that has been skillfully written in such a way that you will
begin to visualize how to unleash the power of vision in your own workplace and
personal life.Filled insightful
lessons, examples of extraordinary leaders and clear action steps you will
·How a clear
purpose helps you move ahead in spite of obstacles.
·How a vision
unleashes energy, passion and excitement.
·How a vision
empowers individuals.And at the same
time limits conflict and increases teamwork.
·How to balance
the creative tension between the current reality and the vision.
And you will be challenged
·How the leader
becomes a servant of the vision by frequently reminding people what is really
important and removing obstacles.
·How these lessons
can help people who are seeking to have more work/life balance.
·How important it
is to live in the present even if you’re passionate about creating the future.
I don’t know too many
organizations today that are content with their current results, if you are one
of them and you want to have more energy, ignite more creativity, experience
more synergy and make a greater impact on your mission - Get the book, read it,
study it, refer to it often.You are on
your way – Full Steam Ahead!