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What You Need to Know About Leadership by Liz Fisher, Jeff Grout

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CHAPTER 2

CREATING A VISION

WHAT IT'S ALL ABOUT

  • The importance of a vision
  • The power of a common enemy
  • How to communicate the vision
  • How to translate vision into performance

Setting a vision is the most fundamental thing a leader will do. Some would argue that it's the only important thing a leader will ever do, because it's up to the leader to decide where the organisation or group should be going, and up to everyone else to get them there. A destination or an outcome is vital to any group, whether it is a short-term or a long-term plan. Without a vision, there is simply no leadership, because if you don't know where you want to go, how can you expect anyone to follow?

IDENTIFYING A HIGHER PURPOSE

It is the responsibility of the leader to ...

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