“Leadership is going somewhere — if you and your people don’t know where you are going, your leadership doesn’t matter.”
Alice learned this lesson in Alice in Wonderland. She was searching for a way out of Wonderland when she came to a fork in the road. She confronted the Cheshire Cat and asked “Would you please tell me which way I ought to go from here?” The cat responded, “That depends on where you want to go.” Alice replied that she really didn’t care much. The smiling cat told her, “Then it doesn’t matter which way you go.”
We need to be careful when our vision statement is in a file or on a wall for declaration. It should be a guide in our daily activities and decision-making.
I believe there are three compelling factors that should influence your vision statement. They are:
Significant purpose: what business are you in?
Picture of the future: where are we going?
Clear values: guide to behavior and decisions made
Take some time and draft your vision statement, and if you’d like my opinion, email it to me. I’d love to help you get where you’re going.