Tuesday, 5 July 2016

DEVELOP A CLEAR VISION


The one quality that all leaders have in common is that they have a clear and exciting vision for the future. This is something that only the leader can do. Only the leader can think about the future and plan for the future each day.

Take the Time to Think:
To become an excellent leader in your chosen field, take the time to think through and develop a clear picture of where you want to be in one, three and five years. Leaders have the ability to communicate this vision in such a way that others "buy in" and eventually see the vision as belonging to them.

Motivate People to Give of Their Best:
It is the vision of your future possibilities, of what can be, that arouses emotion and motivates people to give of their best to your success. The most powerful vision is always qualitative, aimed at and described in terms of values and mission rather than quantitative, which is described in terms of money and numbers.

Money is Important:
Of course, money is important, but the decision and commitment to "be the best in your career" is far more exciting, and you will find that money will follow your excellence.
Keep Your Cool:
The character and quality of a leader is often demonstrated in the critical moments when under fire, when everyone is watching, observing and privately taking notes. As Rudyard Kipling once said, "If you can keep your head when all around you are losing theirs and blaming it on you, then the world is yours and all that's in it".

Your job as a leader is to have a clear vision of where you want to go and then to keep your cool when things go wrong, as they surely will.

Take Action:
Here are two things you can do immediately to put these ideas into action:

First, project forward 3-5 years and imagine your ideal future vision. What does it look like? What steps can you take immediately to begin turning your future vision into your current reality?

Second, resolve in advance that, no matter what happens, you will remain calm and cool. You will not become upset or angry. You will take a deep breath and focus on the solution rather than on the problem.


Yours Sincerely,
The Friendly Team

The Training Place of Excellence Limited

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