We’re talking about visionary leadership. In my 40 plus years working with business leaders, I’ve come to believe one major differentiator between a good leader and a great leader is often clarity of vision. Great leaders have many unique skills, but I believe first among these is vision and clarity. These are rare skills even among great leaders. In fact, I don’t believe I’ve ever met a leader certainly not an entrepreneur who didn’t have a clear vision of where they were going.
But having a clear vision in your head is not a game plan make. You see, the vision is like your game plan where everybody knows the objective is to win. How are you going to win. Is all wrapped up in the vision. Does the company’s future include multiple locations expanded products an acquisition or two? Will you be expanding that territory or perhaps a customer base? How are you going to grow and expand? Everyone wants to know and everyone needs to know.
So what’s the point? The point is a well thought out neatly planned vision tightly wrapped up in your head, does a company no good. Great leaders take the time to organize their thoughts do the necessary research and gain insight from the key customers and employees. Great leaders develop a clear vision then articulate that vision to everyone in the company. A well thought out and clearly articulated vision should be that metronome for your company’s growth. That’s how good Leaders become great visionary leaders. And it is a best business practice.
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Jay W. Curry
Along with hosting “Texas Business Radio”, Jay is a Professional Certified Coach and Master Chair facilitating four Houston-based Vistage peer groups. In addition to being a best selling non-fiction author, the 2015 release of his award winning novel, Nixon and Dovey: the Legend Returns, adds novelist to his title. Jay holds a BS in Mathematics from Oklahoma State and an MS in Computer Science from Kansas State. You can learn more about Jay HERE.