Do you have a plan in how to define a clear vision for your organization, business or congregation? What is your strategy in clarifying a vision?
The development and deployment of teams cannot take place without clear leadership and a game plan that is understood. The vision of the team and team leaders is absolutely essential. The first goal of any team is to define a vision in a clear fashion and begin the process of conveying this vision to those on the team. In essence, “What is the plan?” Relaying the vision of a team can never be conveyed until clarity of the plan is understood.
Is your vision clear to the people you are leading? Before a strategy or playbook can be designed, the vision has to be understood. The vision of those on the team must have “six key ingredients” to be a successful team.
1. First, the vision must be clear and understandable to anyone introduced to the vision.
2. Second, the vision must call for action. Does it challenge those who hear it?
3. Third, a vision should create a mental picture in the minds of those who hear it.
4. Fourth, a vision is a prophetic image of what the future holds.
5. Fifth, a true clear vision is built upon reality. It has firmness to it. It does not waffle.
6. Sixth, a vision is compelling. It possesses an energy that drives the team to action.*
The 6 statements above will help any team member clarify and have a strong sense of the vision. This will also enable team members to become visionaries.
How do you define a clear vision for your team or organization?
*Aubry Malphurs, Pouring New Wine Into Old Wine Skins