A simple but profound lesson to be learned as a leader is this:
Without the buy-in, trust, and support from your team, you will not be able to achieve your goals.
To achieve this result you need to learn how to effectively communicate your vision to others so that they can help you move toward the desired end result.
“Communication is the real work of leadership.” – Nitin Nohria
How can you learn to effectively communicate your vision?
We’ve put together 3 Ways to Communicate Your Vision for you, so keep reading:
- Make it Inspiring – We as humans are drawn to storytelling. We connect with the characters involved, follow their journey, and develop a vested interest in the outcome. How is this relevant? Because you need to tell the story behind your vision. What inspired you to take the steps to where you are now? What was the catalyst behind choosing to pursue your current goals? Why do you need the support of your team? Dig deep to find the answers and get vulnerable if necessary.
- Make it Concrete – If the past two years have shown us anything, it’s that even though we are adaptable, humans do not thrive with uncertainty and unclarity. In relation to your vision as a leader, you need to have a clear and concise plan. Even if you’ve won over your team through an inspirational story, if it’s confusing to understand, you’ll lose their interest and trust. Try brain dumping your ideas on paper, or digitally, then go back over and organize the steps and process to execute the plan.
- Make it Practical – Let’s consider the synonyms for the word ‘practical’. They include realistic, viable, workable, reasonable, useful, doable, accomplishable, etc. Each of these words implies that the vision you hold and wish to convey is not just a fantasy. Your vision CAN happen! When you receive the support of your employees and team members, you create a clear plan with direction for each person’s role in relation to the end result, then you have proven your vision can be brought to life.
We have found that many organizations get lost in translation when it comes to communicating their vision convincingly. It is our sincere desire to help correct this so leaders just like YOU can reach their full potential and each individual involved can reap the rewards of their strengths and efforts.