Great leaders are vision casters.
Like a good sailor they are able to set their sights beyond the horizon and take those onboard to the desired destination.
French aristocrat, Antoine de Saint-Exupery once wrote, “If you want to build a ship, then don’t drum up men to gather wood, give orders, and divide the work. Rather, teach them to yearn for the far and endless sea.”
Interestingly, Antoine was a splendid aviator. Pilots are a lot like ship captains. They are required to stay focused on what lies ahead, rather than limiting themselves to the cockpit.
As a leader your job is to make people yearn for something beyond your current surrounding circumstances.
To remind them of a dream … a possibility … a hope.
If you allow your team to be trapped in day to day busy work you will never take them anywhere.
Don’t forget, great leaders are vision casters. Spend some time today painting a picture of a preferred future. You will end up in a better place.
Leadership Begins at Home,
What are the keys to casting a compelling vision?
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Randy is an author, speaker, executive coach, and the CEO of InteGREAT Leadership. He invests his time encouraging leaders around the world.