how to be the vision keeper in your team or organization
how to engage people in your workplace in answering four questions that can have a profound effect on creating new vision for the culture you want and need to move forward.
Cameron Herald Tedx Talk
Watch this Tedx Talk with Cameron Herald on “Your Vision Statement Sucks.” Does it? Listen and hear what his process is to develop a “Vivid Vision.” Make some notes in your workbook as you listen.
Listen to this video on personal vision and then spend some focused writing time working on yours.
Answer the questions in your workbook as a start to developing your personal vision.
Move to your workbook now to go through the team vision questions. How can you use these questions in a retreat or visioning session with your team?
8 Lessons On Building A Company People Love Working For - With Patty McCord
Just because I love all the ideas in this video, I’m sharing it with you! In particular though, related to vision, Patty tell us that “People want to do work that means something,” and “People can’t be what they can’t see.” Take 5 minutes to hear Patty now and perhaps get inspired to continue on with your own team or organizational vision.
What if each team or department in your organization developed their vision of where the organization will be in 3 years? 5 years? What if they described how their team or department aligned with that vision? What if you put that together into one document that people could get excited about? Watch this video now and take a few notes about how you can influence your organization’s vision in this way.
Ask yourself this question daily: “Am I solving problems or moving the company forward?”
Focused writing on your personal vision for the culture in your organization.
Focused writing on your personal vision using the four questions in the video and on page 192 in the book.
Tailor the four questions above to fit your team culture. Perhaps send the questions out to people to reflect on in advance of a meeting where you will discuss them. Perhaps discuss one question each week for a month at your weekly meetings. Or facilitate a visioning session with your team.
Use the questions as a stimulus for discussion amongst teams and departments within your organization to develop their contributions to the vision for the culture of your organization.
Consider developing a participatory network or advisory group to provide advice and guide your organization in developing and achieving your vision.
Review your Through-Line Plan this week – what are your first three turns? What ideas from this module will become a part of your plan for this month? Your someday list?
Don’t forget to keep up with your 30-seconds of daily gratitude this week!
Remember to read Chapter 10 before moving on to Module 10.