Chapter 3

Creating a Vision


check Harnessing the enthusiasm of your group with a vision

check Staying ahead of your competitors through your vision

check Planning for the future by establishing a vision

check Harnessing potential opportunities with a vision

check Keeping your vision dynamic

With just a little training, people can learn to operate in a cooperative manner, without the imposition of leaders. A group can be trained to set its own goals, implement its own mission, and move to action just as if it had a leader, but with responsibilities shared among all members of the group. So why bother with leaders at all? Why not just train people in their tasks, integrate those tasks with other jobs and roles, and set a whole group in motion?

Invariably, situations arise that require something more than group thinking and collective action. A challenging problem may require a new direction, or a group may have been successful in its mission but reached a dead end. In both cases, the group needs ...

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