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The Synergy of Vision
Over the years I have experienced some amazing results with people who have been secure enough to view their leadership or personal capacity through the eyes of corporate vision.
In one situation, the general manager stood down in preference to his assistant taking his role. They changed roles and the result was growth and expansion for the organisation, greater synergy and momentum.
A person's visionary capacity will determine the outcome!
Leading people or an organisation without a clear Mental vision, is the last place you should be.
Power games, position seeking, and climbing the corporate ladder can never fulfil the requirements of vision. Leading others (whether it be in your own business or in an organisation) will most likely bring frustration and a slowing down of momentum.
An organisation that has not established its core values and vision will unlikely keep visionaries within it.
Visionaries will likely take less pay, work longer hours and suffer extreme circumstances that none-visionaries would quit over.
Why is that? Because the "buy in" factor, goes way beyond natural circumstances and into the realms of values. Value in a natural sense we put a price on, whereas vision is priceless.
The amazing thing about vision is it is not impoverished. It will reward in the end, way beyond our primal anticipation.
What value would you put on vision?
Ask Martin Luther King junior. or maybe Winston Churchill!
I can guarantee they did not look for a vision, the vision looked for them. It arrested them and consumed their life. They lived within the parameters of their vision and died spent, yet fulfilled by it.
Vision is the awakening of our life's purpose and the force that compels us to exist!
It moves us from country to country in the search for people of similar spirit. It stands for something rather than falling for anything.
Vision will either empower you, or expose your vulnerabilities.
As for me, I would rather live in pursuit of my life purpose, than exist within the restrictive fences of being Mr average.
Personal Empowerment Is Activated Through Vision!
I had a conversation this week with a visionary. During the conversation I recalled how every organisation I have ever led, has drawn people (in the first two years), so full of vision that the nuts and bolts people pulled their hair out. Why?
Vision inspires and brings momentum. Visionaries love such an environment as it allows for creativity, (an essential component to release vision) but it does not guarantee fulfilment. Vision needs practical, systematic, analytical support players. These analytical individuals however, can often frustrate visionaries, as they need clear lines of communication and boundaries.
Visionaries break boundaries and are often so caught up with new ideas, that communication is "wrongly expected" to be generated (through each individual player) that has partnered into the vision. Buying into the enthusiasm that is generated out of sharing the vision does not transfer automatically to fact based people.
I can hear everyone that has ever been a part of one of my teams shouting a loud "AMEN"!
Vision is powerful, but it must be measurable, definable and most of all achieved through multiple strategies. If you have got great ideas, an enthusiastic mandate and a passion to succeed, you need to heed this one statement!
You will never achieve it without the help of others!
I can tell instinctively those that will succeed in their vision, because they are big enough on the inside to recognise their weaknesses, yet strong enough to manage them. That's why synergy demands momentum and momentum needs a clear strategy.
Tony Mckeown is director of Coaching 4 life NZ and regularly travels the world speaking and motivating groups and conferences. His passion and personal mission statement in Life is "To bring a message of hope to a people of destiny". Tony has authored many "How To" manuals along with regular weekly and monthly newsletters.
His services and free motivational downloads are available from his resource site http://www.coaching4life.net.nz
The Process of Developing Meaningful Goals
DEVELOPING A GOAL-SETTING CHECKPOINT: The process of developing meaningful goals and objectives can be a challenging task for any manager. There is a method to make this process easier, however, and it involves following a few general guidelines. The Goal Setting Checklist for the first-line supervisor has been specifically designed with two main objectives in mind: (1) for specific use in translating general (or possibly unclear) goals into a workable structure; and (2) for use as a worksheet (or checklist) to write meaningful goals and objectives for employees. This two-step process should enable the supervisor to translate ideas, "rough thoughts," and wishes into goal statements of a much more practical nature. Over the years, experience has shown that while it is relatively easy to teach the concept and theory of goal setting, many supervisors and managers have found it quite difficult to translate the theory into actual practice. Step-by-step use of the goal setting checklist should provide a constructive aid in this regard.
Getting ready for a transition? Read the Fine Print of Your Dream
"In the factory we make lipstick; in the drugstore we sell hope." That's what Charles Revson, Revlon's founder, supposedly said.
Keeping the Dream Alive
Like the song by Linda Ronstadt, "a dream is a wish that your heart makes." To lose a dream is to die a little yourself. It means closing down the part of you that can soar above the reality of your current life to see new and exciting possibilities.
A New Conversation About Dreams - The Power of Intention
It's time to change the way we think and speak about our dreams. Transforming a conversation, just like manifesting a dream, begins by setting an intention. Your intentions will assist you in taking greater control of your life.
Know What You Want Out Of Life
At this point in time you have an opportunity to really analyze your life. Where you are right now and where you want to be in the future. Now is your chance to take a close look at what you would really like to do with your life. Perhaps you have never dared to choose a path based on your true desires, you have purely gone with the flow. This is now your chance.
How To Get Real
"What we need most, is not so much to realize the ideal as to idealize the real," said H.F. Hedge.
Under Their Thumb - Tripping The Parental Triggers!
Some of my clients have come to me feeling like their worlds were not under their own control. They felt as though everyone else ran their lives and had some aspect of control in everything that they did. I asked them to note some specific situations in which they felt this way and how they felt "out of control" of the situation. It's interesting to note that in every circumstance, there was some aspect of "guilt" or "second-guessing" involved. Indeed, these are the purest signs of self-relinquished control.
One Single Secret to Goal Setting Success
Perhaps you have never taken a stock of the most valuable and precious wealth of yours. Every person possesses it since the day of birth. This wealth is our life, its minutes, hours, days and years. Proper planning starts when we begin to take stock of this wealth. So, we should make the most efficient use of every minute to preserve and multiply this wealth. The initial stage of planning is identifying and setting your major life goals.
Create Your Path to Success - Achieve Key Goals
Creating your path to success depends on walking on a firm foundation. Knowing WHAT you want is only the beginning. Visualizing what you want and repeating affirmations makes your intentions stronger. Yet, this is not enough. So what IS the secret to realizing your goals? Let's walk the path together. As we walk the path step by step, I encourage you to write the answers to these questions:
Do You Really Value What You Wish For?
I am sitting in a shopping mall, waiting for my wife to finish her Christmas shopping. Next to me is a rather pathetic-looking fountain, which contains hundreds of coins, mostly thrown in by children of irate shoppers.
Settling For More
You have enormous promise! Why compromise?
Losing Site of Your Goals: Determining Your Vision From Your Actions!
In the fury of trying to accomplish our goals, we tend to lose site of our Vision. We get so caught up in "doing things" that we forget why we're doing them. In the process, we lose hope, lose drive, and end up running in a circle trying to find our "reason" again. In our circular dance, we fill in the gaps with unnecessary activities, or "busy work", to make us feel as though we're moving forward. Instead, we're merely weighting ourselves down further to create a wall around our newly developed "comfort zone".
Goals: What Would You Like to Accomplish in the Next 90 Days?
"What would you like to accomplish in the next 90 days?"
Goal Setting Basics - 3 Steps Plus 1
Goal setting seems to be one of the most misundertood, and overly complicated areas of self-improvement. And, well, frankly, it shouldn't be.
The Future: Help is Available
How important do you believe it is to think about and visualize your future life?
Goal Setting Skills Ensure Success
SO WHAT DOES GOAL SETTING OFFER? It closes the manager-employee gap. Often there are misunderstandings, miscommunication, or even no communication at all between upper management and lower level employees regarding company goals and plans. By setting reasonable goals with each employee, a supervisor can truly bridge this communication gap. After all, the employees actually perform the required work and such a lack of communication can leave employees feeling frustrated, not understanding their roles within the organization.
Personal Development - The Plan
(excerpted from the Jim Rohn One-Year Success Plan - Week Two)
Journal Your 100 Life Goals
Journal Your 100 Life Goals
Focus On Your Goals Without Envying Others
Many of us waste too much time envying others instead of getting on with our own goals and dreams. This is stupid to put it mildly.
Living The Real Life Beyond Goal Setting
In many of his wonderful talks the motivational speaker Zig Ziglar states "you've got to have goals." Have you ever asked yourself why?
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