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I had the pleasure of interviewing Michael Hyatt, New York Times Bestselling Author of The Vision Driven Leader and Business Coach.
Mo asked Michael:
When you think about a team leader in a law firm or a practiced leader in a consulting firm, what tips would you give people to write a really good vision script, just like you did, and roll your team into crafting it and being excited about it?”
"Well let me just say at the beginning, if you are a leader wherever you are in the organization, whether you are the CEO or all the way down to the department leader. If you are a leader, it presupposes that you are a leader somewhere. It presupposes that you have clarity about the destination. You are not just going for a walk. You have to have clarity or vision.
So the problem is, most of us have never been taught how to do this. We think, that someone like Martin Luther King Jr., he’s a visionary. Steve Jobs, an iconic visionary. All these people must have had a special gene or a special gift or maybe it’s the way they were raised. I don’t have that. How am I going to do that? So, I wanted to find out what a vision script is, and here’s how I define it.
It’s basically a written document. It’s going to be three to five pages in length. This is not a vision statement. We hear a lot of talk about vision statements like it’s going to be some clever, short, pithy slogan that you can put on a coffee mug or slap on a t-shirt. No. Even if you could do that, it’s not going to be robust enough to inform and drive operational execution. You have to have something more than that.
It’s also going to outline a clear, inspiring, practical, and attractive picture of your organization’s future. It’s going to be reality as you see it, three to five years from now, written in the present tense, as though it has already happened… I built it around four different aspects.”
Dive into the 4 different vision aspects with Michael Hyatt here.
Think about how you can craft your Vision Script and turn it into a roadmap for your business’s success while giving you the perfect filter to avoid the trivial many and stay focused on the vital few.
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