I don’t care what level you’re at in the organization with leadership
you need to articulate a vision of a future state for your team. Usually we leave this high falootin’ work up to the C-suite but doing it at any team level can be powerful.
Out of all your leadership maxims, this one will change the most frequently. It will change every time you take on a new role or move to a new organization.
To create the leadership maxim, simply look out 5 years and ask what your organization should look like. What new skills will it have? How big will it be? How will the way you work with other groups change? Be sure to push this vision out far enough beyond where things are clear but not so far that your vision won’t be realizable in a reasonable time period.
For my organization, the vision is “Provide distinctive leadership training taught by unique executives to world-class customers around the globe.” Aspirational? Absolutely. Possible? We’re already making it happen. What’s your future vision for your team?
To your Success in Leadership