Focused Leadership is a book which provides you a synopsis of the approach I diligently crafted, refined and applied in order to get the leadership results I desired over my 30-year career leading large and small organization in Fortune 500 companies as well venture capital backed start-ups. InFocused Leadership I have incorporated a series of informative and concise discussions regarding my leadership approach, which I now call the “10-Step Approach to Leading and Winning”.
Step 3: Articulate Your Vision, Repeatedly
If you are at the very top of your company, leading a team or unit of a large organization or leading a small group of individuals toward a destination, they all think you know where you are going.
Articulating your vision is an instrumental part of being a leader. Having a vision in your head and your heart is just simply not enough. Many people have visions that they keep to themselves. But, as a leader, your vision for your organization and how your team will achieve its goal must be shared.
Research has shown that a well-crafted and skillfully articulated vision can even draw more commitment from a team than just charisma alone. But, it’s only when you take the time to share your vision with your team that you will find the support and commitment that cannot be found otherwise.
A skillfully articulated vision enables your team to be aligned with you. The leadership vision goes beyond a written statement. It permeates the workplace and becomes manifested in the actions, beliefs, values and goals of your organization. However, you must continually enforce and reinforce your team’s movement toward the vision. This is why Step 3 of the Focus Leadership approach to leading and winning emphasizes the need for you to articulate your vision, repeatedly.
Earl Cobb is the author of "Focused Leadership: What You Can Do Today to Become a More Effective Leader", and an American “rags-to-riches” success story. Through his hard work, dedication and faith, Earl has forged an accomplished career as a systems engineer, project/program manager, and gifted entrepreneur. He is also a highly respected senior management executive. He has enjoyed over twenty-five years of success within Fortune 100 companies including Honeywell, Inc., Motorola, Inc. and Wells Fargo Bank. He is the former President and CEO of MedContrax, Inc.
You can contact Earl at email@example.com. You can find his website at http://richerlifellc.com