In order to lead well, a well thought out vision and mission statement are crucial. But when was the last time you looked at yours? Can you even find it?
There’s no better time than the present to revitalize yours. And this applies to individuals, organizations and corporations. In fact, we MUST begin to take personal leadership quite seriously.
The way transformational leadership works is through leaders who have been been transformed. It’s personal. It starts in your heart, in your home and flows out from there. Pity the man or woman who appears to have authority over thousands but whose personal life is in shambles.
If you don’t know where you’re going, any road will take you there. Do you really have time for dead-ends, detours and unnecessary delay?
So let’s talk about your personal vision statement.
Your vision is the artistic design for the future. It not only sets your direction – it goes beyond that. I like to compare it to using a telescope. A telescope allows you to see the breadth and the depth of the heavens and the possibilities before you. A visionary sees the big picture; with that as the framework you can make decisions about how high and how far you want to go. It’s the place of imagination and possibilities.
If the telescope is the instrument that symbolizes vision, then a map is the tool for developing a mission statement. A mission statement describes how you’re going to attain your vision. It’s practical strategies that get you to the goal. It describes to your ideal clients what you can do for them.
In a nutshell, your vision statement should be deeply personal and pertains to what’s important to YOU. Your mission statement communicates how you serve others.
Let’s talk more about the art of crafting a vision and mission statement along with other key strategies in a Free Tele-Class on 12 Ways to Transform Your Business in 2013 Details HERE