As Thomas Edison said, “Vision without Execution is Hallucination”. In today’s world with our addictions to activity, we now know that Execution without Vision is CHAOS! In some organizations, it can be total chaos.
Without a Shared Vision, everyone on the team develops their own. Unfortunately, they don’t stop there. People take action often based, not on the Facts but on the stories they make up about the facts.
Without a shared, clear, concise vision, chaos reigns.
How do you develop such a vision? Only by including all the stakeholders in a thoughtful multi-step process. So many any leaders lack the discipline to adopt such a process. They believe, incorrectly, they will be more effective being in action.
What has to happen for us all to be willing to invest in the process if developing this Shared Vision with our stake holders? What would be the benefits? What is the personal and corporate cost of the chaotic approach?