Presentation on theme: "Leaders who can inspire a shared vision are able to effectively envision and enlist others in the vision."— Presentation transcript:
1Leaders who can inspire a shared vision are able to effectively envision and enlist others in the vision
2Exemplary leaders are forward-looking and have the capacity to envision the future… they have the ability to project themselves ahead in time
3Leadership is designed to discover something that no one else has yet Leadership is designed to achievesomething that no one else has yet to achieve
4Envision the Future (K&P Chapter 5) The 2 essentials: Imagine the possibilitiesFind a common purpose
5Imagining the possibilities is about discovering a vision that is meaningful to the leader and employeesAlthough visions need to be shared, their construction often starts with the leader
6How do leaders discover a vision? Leaders need to be multi-faceted in terms of their insight…Leaders need to reflect on their pastLeaders need to attend to the presentLeader need to prospect the futureLeaders need to have a sense of what they value
7How does reflecting on the past aid a leader in discovering a vision?
8How does attending to the present aid a leader in discovering a vision?
9As a leader, what is so challenging about ‘prospecting the future?’
10Finding 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
11People will direct energy toward common goals when they feel connected and supported.
12How do you find a common purpose? Get to know your employees~ what they value & are passionate aboutListen deeply(to what they say, what they don’t say)
13Enlisting Others (K&P Ch. 6) Appeal to common ideals The 2 essentials:Appeal to common idealsAnimate the vision
14Appeal to common ideals: Connect to what is meaningful to othersTake pride in being uniqueAlignment of dreams
15How do we animate the vision? use symbolic languagepractice positive communicationexpress emotionsspeak from the heartmake images of the futurehelp people ‘see’ what could be