Three Simple Ways Leaders Inspire a Vision-Driven Culture
I’ve been to dozens of company off-site events where leaders have boldly presented on the vision for their organization. It takes courage to unveil a new or updated vision. It’s easier, safer, and more common to keep things the same — the same often equals mediocre.
Recently, I observed a leader who did a great job with vision-casting. As I watched, I couldn’t help but feel his passion. It was a story-based-presentation on the past foundations of the original founder and was connected to the present with opportunities for new innovations and approaches to remain a market-leader.
Here’s How Leaders Inspire a Vision Driven Culture:
1. Leaders know vision without passion is a picture without possibilities.
They create stories and examples that inspire.
2. Leaders share a vision with heart and soul.
They believe their own message and its conveyed with genuine heart and soul. According to Horst Schulze, founding President and former CEO of the Ritz Carlton Hotel Company, “You are nothing unless it comes from your heart.”
3. Leaders communicate a vision and confidence.
Passion alone isn’t enough. People must feel your confidence in their participation. A shared vision in order to say, “yes we can!”
Now may be the perfect time to re-visit your vision and how to inspire a vision-driven culture.
Here’s to inspiring your team!
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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.