Vision of Leadership

977 WordsAug 11, 20134 Pages
The future is unknown. To be a leader is to have a vision, and lead your followers towards the future you seek. Some leaders have had power struggles, boosted egos, and with those leaders they fall hard. Being a leader is to become your follower. Those you lead should never be ‘under’ you, nor should they ever have to complete a task that you, yourself will not do. There are many important factors that pertain to being a leader, but of these, a vision and a goal are most valuable. A vision is said to be, “The first step in setting goals and priorities is to personally develop what the organization should look like at some point in the future.” (Leadership) No matter the life one leads, or their vision is for themselves or…show more content…
(Leadership) Last but not least for goal setting is participation in goal setting. After the vision is created and certain tasks are already completed, the employee is now part of the big picture. Once this vital part happens, each employee and leader can grow and take the initiative to move to the next project together. Participation creates a work ethic that is beyond expectations at first. Each person, leader or follower, wants to be appreciated, and wants recognition. Once everyone is on the same page and has learned the main goal to obtain, each participant will end up setting higher goals, and achieve the belief of being a part of something. (Leadership) Becoming a follower is easy, we all have done it, but becoming a leader is as simple as realizing that every person already is a leader, we just need to get out of our heads and take the initiative. By creating a vision and then sharing this vision with employees will create an atmosphere where people will be a part of something as simple as straightening out the aisles at a retail store. The greater picture is always greater when everyone is obtaining the goal together. “You will be able to see forward movement in what might otherwise feel like a long, pointless grind.” (Berkeley) There is no need for a ‘pointless grind’ if we are all in this together, and this

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