Leadership - Developing Your Super-Vision
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Posted by: Super Careero
Superheroes rely on heightened senses in order to anticipate the bad guys’ next movements. They can look off into the distance, and spot what’s coming. That lets them react, and react fast.
In business, it’s not much different. Successful leaders have the ability to see what’s coming. They then set the tone and direction of their company or their team in order to make the most of every opportunity. Having a powerful vision and sense of purpose lets you inspire those around you and propels you to new heights of success.
Creating a powerful vision
There is rarely any doubt what a superhero’s mission might be. They are out to protect the innocent, punish evildoers, and keep the world safe for everyday people. In business, it’s not always quite as clear.
You need to be able to define your mission, both on a personal level and on an organizational level. Your personal mission might be to be the best systems analyst or AP clerk you can be, leading to bigger and better career options. Your organizational or business mission might be to be the product leader in your niche.
Creating that powerful mission will set the tone for your business and inform all of your business decisions going forward.
Components of a powerful vision
A powerful mission addresses three areas of concern: what you do, how you do it, and for whom. It takes into account your customers’ needs, the method you use to meet them, and the path you take to get there. Every component of a business can be placed into one of these three areas of concern.
How mission inspires
Being able to look ahead and say, “that’s where we want to be as a company” has an inspiring effect on those in your business. Not only does it keep a clear objective in focus for those in your business, it gives them a framework in which to perform their daily activities.
If your mission is to “continuously surpass customer expectations,” for example, each decision made by each person in your company will likely be aimed toward that end.
Developing a vision for your future and working to see it come to fruition is the duty of every business superhero.