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Becoming Visionary

Becoming Visionary by Nicole Nieweglowski on April 15th, 2019

Do you want to add Vision Leader to your resume?

While the term ‘Vision Leader’ may seem elusive and intangible to those who are not the CEO of their own company, it is much more accessible than you may think.

Vision is something that can and should come from not only top-level managers, but front-line workers as well. Who knows how the company is functioning better than those who see the nitty-gritty aspects of the business that can sometimes be missed by upper-management? Vision is something that can cascade up through the company and help strengthen it.

So, how you may ask, do you go about becoming a vision leader within your company? It can be done in a couple different ways.

Firstly, take the overall vision of the company and translating it into something that is relevant to your team and day-to-day work. At Chizcomm, the philosophy is “Influence, Innovate and Create to bring BIG ideas to life.” So from say, the marketing department, this might be translated into a more tangible goal of creating outside-the-box marketing proposals that aren’t cookie cutter. And from this new broken-down, tangible goal, new innovations, systems, and/or ideas may trickle up to the company at large.

The second way to become a visionary is to hit the gym and flex your vision-muscles. This means practicing vision-building in small steps in your day-to-day life, whether it be at home, a community organization, or in your extracurriculars. You can even learn a lot by watching others do it, and asking them questions about their process. By putting in your 10,000 hours, becoming a vision leader will become second-nature.

 

 

 

Source: https://hbr.org/2019/04/you-dont-have-to-be-ceo-to-be-a-visionary-leader?ab=hero-subleft-2

 

Images: https://www.lynda.com/Leadership-Management-tutorials/Why-visionary-leadership-important/685023/749129-4.html