The word “recession” doesn’t inspire most of us. With the global economy faltering and countless complex challenges facing us at every turn, it’s all too easy for “vision” to give way to “hunkering down,” “getting by,” or “being practical.”
But in turbulent times, we desperately need inspiration, clarification and focus-all things that a shared vision can provide.
Part of your job as a leader is to generate commitment to the vision — whether it’s the vision of your team, your department, or the overall organizational vision. “To do this, you have to have a vision and know how to communicate it,” says Talula Cartwright, co-author of Communicating Your Vision.