Last week we looked at the role leaders have in articulating a shared vision and one of our colleagues shared the following (my bold italics):
This event actually started mostly as a fairly small "something to do" and never had a stated vision. Then it became a bigger thing to do, and a bigger thing to do...and I was the one left standing there to coordinate it after everybody else took a step backward. I have continually felt the need for a vision but never had an idea of how to wrangle the cats to uncover a shared one. I could perceive that there were a multiplicity of visions held by the different people, because everyone approached their portion of the work in ways that made the whole process very haphazard (and frustrating to ME).
A vision describes what the world could look like if we successfully fulfilled our mission.
When someone asks me to do a training, I ask:
Essentially, I’m getting them to articulate a mission and a vision.
I cannot fully meet the organization’s needs without having clarity on these questions.
Try asking participants these two questions and see what happens.
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