Create a vision

The reason most major goals are not achieved is that we spend our time doing second things first.
- Robert J. Mckain,
Management Consultant

Without creating a vision for my team, my team will live according to its problems.

Without goals (the subsets of vision), my team will just fight fires, work through emotional upsets, and worry about the dysfunctional behavior of other people. I, myself, as their leader, will have attracted a problem-based existence. Soon, I will only end up doing what I feel like doing, which will sell me short and draw on the smallest of my own brain's resources.

But when we humans begin to create, we use more of the brain. We rise up to our highest functioning as humans. So it's my primary job as a motivator to create a vision of who we want to be, and then live in that picture as if it were already happening in this very moment.

And it has to be a vision I can talk about every day. It can't be a framed statement on the wall that no one can relate to after some company retreat is over. It is not surprising that one of the biggest complaints about leaders that show up on employee surveys is, "He had no idea where we were headed. He had no vision of our future that he could tell us about."

Create a vision. Live the vision.

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