First I listed 5 Perspectives Every Leader Must See which began with — Current Reality, and then I touched on the importance of Long-Term Vision. As important as these first two perspectives are, they inadvertently create a Gap of Opportunity. This gap between today and some distant time in the future are where Midrange Strategy, planning and goal setting come into play.
Vision, vision, vision, vision, vision!
I am sure many of you are sick of reading about this less than concrete leadership mandate, but I am absolutely convinced that too many of you are not reaching your full leadership potential because you don’t have the clarity needed or have lost sight of what is most important.
Many of you have heard me coach that all leaders must have what I call ‘bifocal vision’. I have to admit that this is not enough. What I have observed as the CEO of Building Champions, Inc. as well as from the thousands of coaching engagements we have had with brilliant leaders over the past two decades, is that the best leaders see their businesses from five different perspectives.
We’ve lost a dear friend, client and warrior. Josette Sullivan impacted so many of us in amazing ways over the years, and all who knew her will feel her absence. Instead of reading from me today, please listen to the message Josette shared with our audience at the Experience back in 2011. Her story is powerful and reinforces how the choices we make each and every day will influence the stories of our lives.
Here at Building Champions, our entire team gets together several times a year for different reasons. Coaches fly in from around the country and the rest of us take a break from our everyday scenery to attend “Summit” because these times together are meant to change our view. We sacrifice time away from our families, our homes and our routines in order to benefit from these gatherings.