Having it, yes that’s important. Having a passion for it is also important. Sharing it too is all part of the grand plan. But the explaining might be tricky so get it right. Transformational leaders practice this competency. They both rehearse it and refine it over time, and they also use this competency on a regular basis. Remember, the vision of the future is an image and to some degree an abstraction, while the current state is in the present and can easily overpower a weak vision.
The best leaders spend a majority of their time using this powerful competency during times of transformation and uncertainty. Become a ‘best’ leader. It’s the heart and soul of the organization.
Vision is a central piece of living a purposeful life, either individually or in a group. For organizations, having a clear and compelling vision becomes essential, as it creates a competitive spark or a drive toward what is important. There is a saying: “If you don’t know where you are going, then any road will take you there.” For the same reason, if you do know where you are going, it is much easier to chart your path.