The Visionary Leader (Powerpoint)

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The Visionary Leader (Powerpoint)

  1. 1. The Leadership Excellence SeriesThe Visionary Leader 311
  2. 2. What Is a Vision? A vision is a mental picture of what an organization aspires to become. 1
  3. 3. Purpose of a Vision Statement A vision statement: Provides a general direction Provides context for decision making Affects an organization’s structure Affects working relationships 2
  4. 4. Characteristics of aVision Statement Vision statements are:  Clear  People-oriented  Challenging  Inspiring  General  Easily communicated 3
  5. 5. Crafting a Vision Statement  What does the organization do well?  What is the most important thing the organization wants to do?  What makes the organization unique or special?  What does the team expect from the organization?  What makes the team feel good about the organization? 4
  6. 6. Crafting a Vision Statement Involve Team Members  Willingness to achieve the vision  Control their own futures  Fosters cooperation and collaboration 5
  7. 7. Communicating a Vision Help the Team Embrace the Vision  Talk about the vision all the time  Explain how it will benefit them  Be enthusiastic  Show that you mean it 6
  8. 8. Conclusion If you want to build a ship, don’t drum up people to collect wood and don’t assign them tasks and work, but rather teach them to long for the endless immensity of the sea. – Antoine de Saint-Exupéry 7

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