We have 357 days left in 2015. What do you want to accomplish and what plans do you have in place to stay on track?

The best place to start is to have a vision.

Stephen Covey says:

Vision is essential because without it we fail to see what’s possible and don’t stretch and develop our creative side (or that in others).

He identifies four human intelligences in his book, The 8th Habit From Effectiveness to Greatness. They are:

  1. Mental (vision)
  2. Physical (discipline)
  3. Emotional (passion)
  4. Spiritual (conscience)

Note that vision is number 1! Traits that help achieve a vision include:

  • Pioneering
  • Achiever
  • People Believer
  • Anticipates the future
  • Thinking outside the box
  • Dreamer
  • Idealistic

Which of these traits come natural to you? Are there any you could develop? Do you have a colleague that is personally strong in an area that could act as a mentor for your growth areas?

And, what are your professional and personal visions? Are they written? Have they been communicated and discussed? Have you involved the key “players” that can help make your vision a reality?

To clarify, a vision is a dream or aspiration that you as the leader have for yourself and your organization. The vision provides direction and guidance to a place far away. It may be unattainable, but attention should be focused on making strides for reaching the vision.

Great leaders create a vision and ensure it is carried out; they understand what they want to accomplish, they know they must communicate their vision, stretch the horizons, challenge imaginations, and inspire and energize others to commit to the vision.

PeopleTek’s vision is to: Create Worldwide, Individual, Team and Organizational Excellence

What’s your vision?

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PeopleTek’s Strategic partner, E-Coach, specializes in online coaching tools.

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And for those with a QwikCoach license, refresh your existing skills and acquire new skills by visiting the QwikTips library for leadership ideas and techniques.

If you don’t have QwikCoach, it’s an excellent resource for growing your leadership skills remotely that you should consider.

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Help turn your leadership knowledge into leadership action!

Did You Know?

Graduates of PeopleTek’s Leadership Journey earn:

  • IT Professionals: 19 priSM CPD credits
  • Human Resource SPHR/PHR/GPHR: 19 HR (General) credit hours
  • Project Managers: PMI – up to 37 hours / 3 PSM level points
  • Executive Coaches: 18 ICF CCE’s (Core Competencies) & 5 ICF CCE’s (Resource Development)

Additionally, the Journey is approved for PMI re-certification credits.