How to Create a Shared Vision That Works by Jessie Lyn Stoner at Seapoint Center on 21 January 2014
I am a strong believer that generating a vision for the group is one of the most important things that a leader can do. This article does a fantastic job of capturing how to share that vision with your followers. There are five main points:
- Create a compelling team vision
- Honestly describe the current reality
- Identify key strategies and “Structural Integrity” that support moving forward
- Plan for involvement and communication
- Make personal commitments
Quite simply, this is a great roadmap on how to create, articulate and circulate the vision and ensure maximal team buy in. Thinking of all the articles that I have reviewed (hundreds), this one is my favourite! What I love most about it is that for each of the five steps there are at least two links that delve further into the details of the step.
Vision is the main focus of Ken Blanchard and Jesse Lyn Stoner’s book: “Full Steam Ahead! Unleash the Power of Vision in Your Work and Your Life“. The above article is a key component of the book and therefore has made the book a must-read for me.