Having a vision serves two distinct purposes. Provide an idea of what the team is to accomplish and define what their goal is in working together. Second, a vision serves as a roadmap to how the team achieves that purpose.
Vision starts with purpose. It is an idea, clearly articulated and stated, as to the group's overall mission and purpose. A vision should say what the team is going to achieve and what the endstate is to their actions. Any leader's vision should be, big, emotional, and attainable. A well-crafted vision will both keep the leaders awake at night and inspire them to act in the morning.
A well-crafted vision is also granular in nature. A leader must be able to distill their vision down to smaller and smaller components which are readily achievable by their team members. These elements provide benchmarks towards success, precise definition, and delagation of tasks, and help conceptualize what skills, procedures, and equipment are necessary for the accomplishment of the overall mission.
This leadership trait allows a leader to begin to formulate his own and his team's place and accomplishments and is a critical first step to building and inspiring their team.
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