The Value of Vision Series - Kouzes and Posner

Kouzes and Posner Vision Series

Focusing on the Future Sets Leaders Apart

Jim Kouzes and Barry Posner

We’ve all had a glimpse of the future. You know, that time when you imagined running your own business… or that dream of traveling to an exotic place… or that bold idea for a game-changing new product… or that burning desire to get an advanced degree… or that sense of purpose you felt when you signed up for the sustainability campaign… or that calling to join a cause and make this a better planet… or that uplifting sense you got when picturing kids playing in a neighborhood without fear. All of us dream of what might come to pass some day. Leaders take these . . . → Read More: The Value of Vision Series – Kouzes and Posner

Leaders vs. Managers: The Real Answer to What's Better

Leadership is about where you’re going and your journey along the way. It involves changing the status quo in order to create a desired future. Leadership behaviors include:

Challenging the current way of doing things: searching for opportunities and taking risks Creating shared meaning and understanding of actions and events Inspiring a shared vision Fostering collaboration and strengthening others Recognizing and celebrate accomplishments and small wins Setting an example: acting consistently, creating trust Moving forward with self-confidence, focusing on a vision not obstacles, learning from mistakes

Management is about implementation. It’s about developing yourself and others to become high performers, putting processes in place that support accomplishing goals and ensuring that tasks are accomplished well. Management behaviors include:

Goal setting Planning work Defining roles . . . → Read More: Leaders vs. Managers: The Real Answer to What’s Better