The ability to see a bold future, build a compelling vision and define a strategy to achieve it is essential to leadership.
Realizing that vision almost always requires change. Navigating others through such a transition requires the “C’s of change”:
Clarity: Define clear vision, structure and actions to achieve your goals. Once a team understands and is on board with the vision and strategy, it must reach consensus on the steps required, their priority, who best can take on particular tasks, and a timetable for getting them done. Defined responsibilities and accountability breed teamwork and achievement.
Communications: Verbally and visually sell the dream—both externally and internally—so people can see the possibilities and build the desire for change. Moving others out of their comfort zones can be difficult. Authority and rewards usually are not enough. Strive by word and deed to elicit an emotional commitment from willing contributors.