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1- Have a Vision

Vision is one of the most vital elements of effective leadership, no matter what your level is in an organization, even if you are an individual contributor. Here is a definition of vision I found by Chantal Bechervaise:

Vision is a mental picture of the future. It is an idea of what the future can hold, but has not yet happened. Vision is the thing inside of us that guides us. It creates a desire to grow and improve. Vision embodies our hopes and ideals. It gives us a sense of purpose. Visions brings us flashes or glimpses of what is possible.

As a leader, it is your job to create an informed view of where your organization should be headed. That view should include an understanding of the organization and the environment in which it operates. A vision gives a team direction and puts the larger institution on notice of where you and your team are headed - even the resources you could need. It becomes a touchstone that is placed and prioritized relative to competing efforts inside and outside of the institution. It is clear, inspirational, empowering, and directive.

2- Deliver that Vision

To deliver a vision, you need to capture hearts and minds to execute – that is where the rubber meets the road. A vision is nothing if it is not realized. A vision is nothing if it does not yield results. Results come from what people actually do. Translating vision into strategies that drive coordinated tactical action requires engaged, empowered, and informed teams with the tools and resources to make it happen. As a leader, it is your charge to ensure that your organization has what it needs to realize the vision you put forth using their creativity and energy.

3- Nurture Leaders at All Levels

As I have watched, lead and coached organizations, I found that those who nurture leaders at all levels are more successful. They get things done, they get things done faster and they have better overall results. Roger Trapp, a contributor to Forbes, wrote an insightful article on the need to develop leaders at all levels of an organization – effectively to have a pipeline of talent. He makes that case that with the advent of globalization and the role of technology, it is important to develop, mentor and empower at all levels of the organization. I couldn’t agree more.

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