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1 Leaders who can inspire a shared vision are able to effectively envision and enlist others in the vision

2 Exemplary leaders are forward-looking and have the capacity to envision the future… they have the ability to project themselves ahead in time

3 Leadership is designed to discover something that no one else has yet to discover Leadership is designed to achieve something that no one else has yet to achieve

4 Envision the Future (K&P Chapter 5) The 2 essentials: Imagine the possibilities Find a common purpose

5 Imagining the possibilities is about discovering a vision that is meaningful to the leader and employees Although visions need to be shared, their construction often starts with the leader

6 How do leaders discover a vision? Leaders need to be multi-faceted in terms of their insight… Leaders need to reflect on their past Leaders need to attend to the present Leader need to prospect the future Leaders need to have a sense of what they value

7 How does reflecting on the past aid a leader in discovering a vision?

8 How does attending to the present aid a leader in discovering a vision?

9 As a leader, what is so challenging about ‘prospecting the future?’

10 Finding a common purpose is about discovering a path that others buy into and need An inspiring vision should provide employees with a sense of meaning, pride, of being part of something that is worthwhile and exciting

11 People will direct energy toward common goals when they feel connected and supported.

12 How do you find a common purpose?  Get to know your employees ~ what they value & are passionate about  Listen deeply (to what they say, what they don’t say)

13 Enlisting Others (K&P Ch. 6) The 2 essentials: Appeal to common ideals Animate the vision

14 Appeal to common ideals: Connect to what is meaningful to others Take pride in being unique Alignment of dreams

15 How do we animate the vision? use symbolic language practice positive communication express emotions speak from the heart make images of the future –help people ‘see’ what could be


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