Leaders Have a Clear Vision for a Better Future

Vision is the one common quality that separates leaders from non-leaders. Leaders have a clear picture of the kind of future they want to create and they have the ability to communicate this vision to others in an exciting and inspiring way.

People may work steadily for a paycheck but they will only perform at high levels when they are inspired by a vision of some kind. The development and articulation of this vision is a key responsibility of leadership.

Leaders have the ability to visualize, to see the big picture and then to inspire others to work together to make it a reality. The true leader sees leadership as a tool he or she can use to bring about a result that is bigger and more important than any single individual.

You become a leader when you set a goal, make a plan and then throw your whole heart into making it a reality. You become a leader when you develop an inspiring vision for yourself and others. You become a leader when you know exactly where you want to go, why you want to get there and what you have to do to achieve it.

Leaders can explain clearly to other people what it is they are trying to accomplish, why they are trying to accomplish it and how they are going to bring it about. They are eager to get results and they are impatient with delays. They are excited about what they are doing and as a result, they get other people excited as well.

Leaders have goals, plans and strategies that they are working to implement every day. They are in a hurry. They have a lot to do and they feel that they have too little time.

Perhaps the most important part of ambition is clarity on the part of the leader. The leader has a clear vision, clear values, a clear mission and clear, written goals, plans and strategies for his or her department or organization.

Most of all, leaders want to lead, to be in charge, to be responsible, to make things happen. They are willing to endure the risks and the sacrifices that are required to make a real difference in their worlds.

The very act of setting clear goals for yourself and for your team moves you up in the ranks of leadership. It pushes you toward the front of the line. To be a leader, you must be leading others in a specific direction toward a specific goal for the accomplishment of a specific result.

The clearer you are about your vision, your values, your mission and your goals, the more effectively you will lead, guide, direct and inspire others.

How you can apply this law immediately:

  1. Determine a clear vision for yourself and your organization. Where would you ideally like to be in three to five years? Define it clearly. Write it down. Share it with others. The more clear and specific you are about your future vision for yourself and your company, the more you will accomplish and the better and more effective leader you will become.
  2. Decide what it is that you really want to do with your life. This is the great question of leadership. If you had no limits whatsoever in terms of time, money and resources, what would you be the most excited about achieving for you, yourself and your organization? Begin today to think in terms of how you can accomplish it and then take action on it immediately.



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