‘Creating a unifying vision for an organisation is a fundamental skill for leaders’. However, not only leaders can be visionary; harnessing a vision as early as possible in our career is an extremely powerful skill, according to Ron Ashkenas & Brook Manville, authors of Harvard Business Review Press books.
- Good leaders are aware of the help their employees can bring in with having a more hands-on experience of their teams and how they feel about the workplace’s environment. These insights are essential to achieve a good harmony between the company’s and the employees purpose.
- The company’s vision needs to be distilled to our colleagues at all stages of their careers and that isn’t only the C-suite’s task. Oftentimes, strategies coming from higher levels need to be transformed into something practical for a team to act upon.
- In a world craving for fast innovations bottom-up vision development is a growing trend, that worth considering.
- Understand what vision really is, to plan a future success with imagination. And what it isn’t; don’t confuse it with a company’s mission or values.
- Find ways to contribute to your company’s vision, both by distilling ideas to your teams or by catalysing your own ideas towards the leadership.
- Brainstorm with your colleagues before decision-making. Collaborative work is another great skill for success!
- Learn about vision both through leadership and through the stories of others, and practice, so that with experience you’ll understand what works and what might not for your business.
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