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What's the Goal?
Have a vision for everything
What’s the goal?
When you are in a leadership role, don’t make it about you and that role. Make it about your goals, your focus, your priorities, your integrity and standards, your team, your client, etc.
Think “Big Picture.” Where do you want your team (or your company) to be in five years? Develop a vision of that outcome, then share it, get buy-in, and work to make it happen.
Have visions for smaller facets. Have a vision for success on a project. Have a vision for how you want a meeting to go. Again, share that vision, get buy-in, and then work to make it happen.
Have a vision for professional development for yourself. Have a vision for professional development for each of your team members. However, you and those team members need to collaborate to develop the visions for their development. This needs more than a 30-minute performance review once per year—work to make it an ongoing dialogue. Show them what’s possible, and listen to their priorities. Not everyone wants to climb the corporate ladder to the C-suite—help every person find a path to the success and professional fulfillment THEY want.
The leader who focuses on these goals (immediate, intermediate, and long-term), develops and shares a vision for success that gets people’s buy-in, and then keeps things moving forward becomes a tremendously effective leader of a team with high morale, high productivity, and high retention.
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