In an organization, leadership matters when casting a vision and implementing it.
If you’re a leader, avoid these 10 vision-killers to help bring make your vision for the organization a reality.
- Cluelessness – The leaders in charge don’t have a clue what vision is or how to cast it.
- Fear – Vision has risk to it. There can be a fear of failure.
- Fatigue/Discouragement – The obstacles to vision are many and it’s very common for fatigue and discouragement to set in.
- Absence of Accountability – No one is measuring progress or holding people accountable for results.
- Impatience – The process in a large-sized vision requires time and patience.
- Ego or Pride – The single greatest challenge in a leader’s life is himself/herself.
- Ignoring Values – It’s not just about delivering the numbers… it’s living out the values.
- Inappropriate Organizational Structure – Growth can be bottlenecked at the top if the right organizational structure is not in place.
- Vision Becomes Outdated – Peter Drucker has said, “The greatest danger to a new organization is a lack of management. The greatest danger to an existing organization is a lack of innovation.”
- Obstacles Beyond Your Control – Often, there are market conditions that bring about obstacles for which you simply cannot plan, or that you can control.
Leadership requires us to avoid these vision-killers. When we do, it increases our chances for success.
What other vision-killers have you seen? I’d love to hear from you. Add them to the comments below.