There are three elements of a compelling vision. In my last blog post, I discussed the first element – having a significant purpose. The second element of a compelling vision is a clear picture of the future.
There is tremendous power in holding a picture in your mind of what you intend to . . . → Read More: Create a Vision With Staying Power – Part 2
When you have a vision, you know where you want to go and you can see your next steps – but you won’t be able to see the entire path.
Vision is not about the path, it’s about the destination. As you take each step, the next step becomes clear as long as you . . . → Read More: A Big Goal Is Not The Same As a Vision
In Full Steam Ahead! Unleash the Power of Vision, we provide this definition of vision:
“Vision is knowing who you are, where you’re going, and what will guide the journey.” – Ken Blanchard and Jesse Lyn Stoner
A much earlier definition I wrote is quoted by Zig Ziglar in Over the Top:
. . . → Read More: Characteristics of an Effective Vision: Create a DRIVING Vision
Have you ever been part of a team that magically came together? -where everyone thoroughly enjoyed being part of the team, worked together in synchronicity, and where you were really proud of what you accomplished?
Over the years when I ask this question, I hear people share their experiences in all kinds of settings: . . . → Read More: 8 Reasons Why Vision Matters
“Our company had a big meeting a few weeks ago where the president laid out his vision. It means big changes and a lot of us were skeptical about it. But I have to say that by the end of his presentation, he had us all sold. It was pretty impressive.”
Frank had introduced . . . → Read More: Manage the Mid-Space or Your Vision Will Fail
It’s cold here. It’s been a week since we lost electric power in the small towns of central Connecticut. Last Saturday we were caught by a freak storm that dumped eight inches of heavy wet snow. The beautiful trees, still sporting their fall foliage, held the heavy snow on their leafy branches until they . . . → Read More: What Really Happened When the Lights Went Out
Today’s post is a guest post by Mark Goulston, M.D. This article first appeared in the Los Angeles Times, distributed by Tribune Media Services. Dr. Goulston is a business psychiatrist, executive coach and author of Just Listen: Discover the Secret to Getting Through to Absolutely Anyone. Follow him on Twitter @MarkGoulston
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How long should your vision statement be?
The answer: Long enough.
Long enough to evoke a noble sense of purpose, provide a call to action, and describe a clear picture of your destination.
These four vision statements work because they condense a lot of information into an inspiring statement that is quickly understood by . . . → Read More: Vision Statements That Work: The Long and Short of It
What makes a vision work? Why do some visions galvanize people toward great achievement while others cause your eyes to glaze over?
What all great visions have in common is they provide an answer to these three questions:
1) Destination: Where are we going?
2) . . . → Read More: The Key to Visions That Work
Today’s children live in a world where stress and pressure comes at them from countless sources – from peers, teachers, and coaches to the media that paints a picture of unattainable perfection, parents who want the best but sometimes push too hard, and a world that that can seem painfully harsh.
In their own . . . → Read More: How the Power of Vision Can Help Your Family & 4 Tips to Create One