Another effective strategy for communicating your vision is to make it personal, to engage others in one-on-one conversations. Personal connections are extraordinarily effective conduits for communication. They give leaders opportunities to transmit information, receive feedback, build support, and create energy around the vision. Developing these relationships requires skill at communicating a compelling and clear vision of the future. When individuals gain a personal understanding of where the organization is and where it wants to go, they are more apt to join in on the journey and champion the cause.

Leaders can inspire themselves and others by tapping into their personal visions. For example, someone with a personal vision ...

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