Without a vision . . .


Successfully communicating a vision to your people can make the difference between a lethargic, apathetic group and an energized, motivated one.

Where there is no vision, the people perish.

It’s an ancient proverb and has multiple applications on a variety of levels. Let’s just take it at face value for this post.

A group with a vision knows where they’re going; they can see the destination. They can help craft the route.

A group with a vision isn’t suffering motion sickness in the back of the bus; its members are up front navigating, taking turns piloting, participating in the journey.

A group with a vision can get off the train the moment they find they’re on the wrong one.

When you have a group with a vision, you’ve engaged the whole innovative, creative person, not just the part that happens to show up nine-to-five.

A team doesn’t “buy into the vision”; the members invest in it.

People with a vision scale mountains, go to to the ends of the earth, overcome unsurmountable odds.

People with a vision “get it”: they understand what’s at stake, what it will take to get there, what it costs and why it’s worth it.

A people with a vision thrive, and a people without a vision . . . perish.

What are you doing to communicate the vision to the people on your team?

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One Response to Without a vision . . .

  1. David Gifford says:

    “I find the great thing in this world is not so much where we stand, as in what direction we are moving: To reach the port of heaven, we must sail sometimes with the wind and sometimes against it–but we must sail, and not drift, nor lie at anchor.”
    Oliver Wendell Holmes