“Where there is no vision, the people perish” (King Solomon)
As a Leader your thinking skills can be considered directional skills because they set the direction for your organization. They provide vision, purpose and objectives. These are your eyes to the future, allowing you to recognize the need for change, when to make it, how to implement it, and how to manage it.
You find vision by reaching for any available reason to change, grow, and improve – find something that is not broken and make it better. Just as you perform preventive maintenance on your car, you must perform preventive maintenance on your organization.
Do NOT believe in the old adage, “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it,” the people who do, go broke! Treat every project as a change effort. Treat every job as a new learning experience.
Good organizations convey a strong vision of where they will be in the future. As a leader, you have to get your team to trust you and be sold on your vision. Using the leadership tools learned in our various Leadership Workshop and being honest and fair in all you do, will provide you with the ammunition you need to gain their trust. To sell them on your vision, you need to possess energy and display a positive attitude that is contagious. People want a strong vision of where they are going.
No one wants to be stuck in a dead-end company going nowhere…or a company headed in the wrong direction. They want to be involved with a winner! And your team is the ones who will get you to that goal. You cannot do it alone!
By: Peter Frans – Principal Consultant)