Inspire and Instruct

//Inspire and Instruct

Inspire and Instruct

“Most important, leaders can conceive and articulate goals that lift people out of their petty preoccupations and unite them in pursuit of objectives worthy of their best effort.”  

                                                                                                   John Gardner

Leaders are expected to provide inspiration and instruction to their team throughout the course of work, but that is so much harder if the leader has no clear vision for the organization and its associates.   As we approach a new year, and given the increasing uncertainty in the future survival of organisations, now more than ever vision is crucial.  

A vision helps in deciphering the right direction which needs to be followed to make the organization reach marvelous heights of success.  Yet just formulating of a vision is not sufficient; it has to be coupled with gaining the confidence of the employees.   As a leader if you don’t buy the vision, then you’ll never sell it.  If you don’t have a passion to live and breath the vision, then you’re on an up hill struggle to encourage others to have confidence in it, the organisation and you.

As a leader you’ve also got to get real good and embedding the right values within the workforce; instilling a sense of responsibility and resilience, so they have enough zeal to endure the difficulties and challenges that 2009 will bring.   

2009 will also bring great opportunities, but if you and the team don’t know the destination, you won’t know where to focus. 

What’s the something bigger, more compelling and inspiring that you and the team can focus on?  As opposed to solely focusing on firefighting today’s problems.

 

 

2008-12-16T10:30:21+00:00By |Leadership|