Vision is about destination. Vision speaks to where you and the organization you lead are ultimately heading over a period of time. Using a football metaphor, vision is the end zone.
Show notes are below:
Vision helps your organization get aligned
- Michael Hyatt points out that you can’t get alignment without something to align to. Vision is that “something.” It is an organization’s north star.
- Vision helps us put the pieces together for the organization we lead. It helps us get unstuck when we feel like our organizational feet are caught in a mud-pit.
Vision is a filter for decision-making
- A clear destination tells us where we’ll put our resources—time, energy, dollars . . . and where we won’t.
- In a world with too many choices, vision helps us choose well.
Vision creates energy and momentum
- A compelling vision is a magnet that draws people to join your team. To commit to the cause.
- Michael Hyatt: “When we lead with vision, we’re doing something that makes people move from renters to owners.”
- Vision connects the dots between everyday tasks and a mouthwatering picture of a preferred destination.
- Vision answers three questions:
- What problem are we trying to solve?
- What will it look like if we succeed in solving that problem?
- Why does solving the problem matter?
- Set aside the how for a while—focus on the where.
- Stand in the future – use your imagination. What does it look like? Write it down, let it stew for a bit, and then tweak it accordingly.
- Ask your team to provide feedback.