In simple terms, the role of a leader is to translate vision into reality. Excellence in leadership is measured against the power of the vision and the extent to which it captures the attention of and energizes followers so they will get there.
Great leaders elevate the aspirations of followers and then release their collective energy in pursuit of a desired end. Vision, well communicated, is the tool of their trade.
History in both government and business provides rich examples of the captive power of a vision well communicated. Here are five examples that stand out [Read more…]