A few weeks ago, I went on a walk with a friend. He shared how he had inherited his organization years prior which had been small and struggling. I asked him what was the catalyst and key that got it unlocked toward its surging growth.

His response was, “Steve, you begin with the end in mind– thinking about what you dream about accomplishing, and figuring out how to make it happen. Strip it all away. Don’t overcomplicate it.”

Exemplary Leaders are Forward-Looking

They are able to envision the future. They can gaze across the horizon of time and imagine greater opportunities. They can see something out ahead that is exciting and filled with possibilities. They are then able to develop an ideal and unique image of the future and relay it to others.

Leaders master two essentials:

  1. They make a list and imagine the possibilities of the future.
  2. They turn dreams and visions into actions to take on and conquer.

It’s important for leaders to be forward-looking in times of rapid change. The digital age and our world is changing at warp speed but business and transformational organizations will be led by leaders who slow down and envision the future and imagine new possibilities.

Take some time to ask and answer these key questions to spark a new vision for you.

Here’s to envisioning the future!

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About the Author

Steve Gutzler is the President of Leadership Quest, a Seattle-based leadership development company. Steve is a dynamic, highly-sought-after speaker who has delivered more than 2,500 presentations to a list of clients including Microsoft, Starbucks, the Seattle Seahawks, Pandora Radio, Boeing, Cisco, Starwood Corporation, the Ritz Carlton group, and the U.S. Social Security Administration. He recently was voted #1 by the readership of Huffington Post as the Most Inspirational Leader on Social Media.

A published author on leadership and emotional intelligence, Steve resides near Seattle with his wife Julie where they enjoy time with their three adult children and six grandchildren.