SHRM identify that one of the competencies that we need to have as leaders is the ability to set the vision. They identify this as one of the key competencies when it comes to leading organizations. Setting the vision is all about being transformational.
It’s about being focused on the future. On the other hand, leaders who are transactional are going about the day-to-day functions associated with leadership. And whilst all of those are critically important, the idea of being future focused is above all else. It means that you have an eye on tomorrow and that you are thinking about the vision in everything you do. It’s about big picture thinking and sometimes we get so caught up in the minutiae of the day-to-day, that we lose sight of that vision.
Great leaders are always cognizant of the vision and they’re able to take people along with them to realize the vision of their organization. Think about great leaders that you have come across in your own life. Great leaders that you have studied. Why have you admired them?
I would say the great majority of leaders that I have admired are the visionaries. So great leaders are those who are able to keep their eyes firmly fixed on the future.
This article is a transcript from Michelle Ray’s Leadership Secrets at YouTube YouTube.
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