Some thoughts while reading back over a couple of leadership quotes….

“The very essence of leadership is that you have a vision. It’s got to be a vision that you articulate clearly and forcefully on every occasion. You can’t blow an uncertain trumpet.”  Father Theodore Hesburgh

  • Effective leaders, use  inspirational language and imagery, to model and convey to their people an appealing vision of the future.
  • In order to know the route of travel they are to undertake, people need a sense of direction; they need to know why they are travelling, and what lies at their destination.
  • Vision is an inspirational picture for people, of what life will be like, and the behaviours and attitudes needed in order not only to get there, but to continue to grow and flourish when they do.
  • A “shared” vision, that all can engage in, can sense and feel, is a fundamental requirement when embarking on a period of organisational change.

“Leadership is the capacity to translate vision into reality.”   Warren Bennis

  • Effective leadership ensures that the vision is “shared” by all; that it is communicated to all; and that everyone is helped not only just to understand, but to see their role in helping to make the “vision” become reality.

A vision is not just a picture of what could be; it is an appeal to our better selves, a call to become something more.”  Rosabeth Moss Kanter

What do you think ??

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