VISION = A dream or aspiration that provides direction and guides us to a place far away.
This week the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, jr. was remembered and honored. His dream was to end inequality and provide the same rights granted to whites to blacks. This was, and is, a dream that continues to be pursued.
All of us don’t have the magnitude of this type of vision, but what’s yours? What is your dream? What are your aspirations?
PeopleTek’s Vision is to Create Worldwide, Individual, Team and Organizational Excellence. This vision has been a constant since PeopleTek was created in 1996. (Yes, we’re going into our 26th year!). We frequently talk about our Vision with the PeopleTek coaches and members of our operations team, and we link our goals and stress behaviors that support this.
Things to remember or consider:
- As a leader, what dream or aspiration do you have for yourself and for your organization?
- Visions are not always attainable, but the intent is to provide direction and focus our attention on making strides towards making our dream reality.
- What values do you want your team (and you) to live by?
- What do you want your team (and you) to be known for?
Don’t think in terms of what’s possible and what is not, rather think about that dream and write down how you envision it.
- What does it look like?
- What does it feel like?
- What words help you describe it, share it, and make it feel real?
Sometimes creating a vision requires thinking outside the box. Think about the line of work you’re in, consider the value you provide your customers and how it could grow, assess what processes or actions could be improved upon, and build the necessary relationships so that dream may be fulfilled. Dream big – if you had unlimited resources (budget and personnel), what would you change and how would you change it?
Remember, your dream is a desired destination, not a state of “here and now”.
Let us know if we can help!
Leadership is the capacity to translate vision into reality.