Thinking of the Big Picture: What Do We Aspire to Accomplish?
In this week’s Vlog post I explore how Vision is about the big picture. We start with the big picture and from there start developing how we get there, but we need to start with looking forward and upward. It is also about bringing others along with you on your journey. One way to do that is to ask others what their vision is for the organization. Kouzes and Posner in The Leadership Challenge give us some questions we can ask to help us clarify what our own vision of the future may look like, but we can use these same questions to ask others what theirs is. They are: What is your ideal work community? What qualities make the future of your organization/team/project distinctive, one oof a kind? What is your vision like (symbol/metaphor/image etc.)? What are the trends that are propelling your vision? Who are constituents/partners/clients?
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