Has anyone ever asked you, “Do you see what I’m saying?”
On the surface, this makes no sense at all. However, if you truly take the time to understand it then it does. Most managers can clearly see their vision. But one mistake they often make is thinking that everyone else can see it, too.
Leaders must enlist others in a common vision. They must know their constituents and speak their language.
Get your vision on paper and give your team a chance to catch up. A shared vision results in less friction and talented people not leaving the company for greener pastures.
As a leader, it is your job to make everyone row in the same direction. Once you do, you will experience success like never before.
Try this exercise with your team:
First, have a clear knowledge of how you help people. Then write down how what you do, helps your customers.
We sell “video conferencing technology.”
This helps people “communicate well with their employees and customers.”
Which in turn, helps people “have stronger relationships.”
Which helps people “be happier, earn more trust and feel like they are part of a community.”