The Importance of Sharing Your Strategic Vision

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Leadership is about strategic vision and direction: where are we going? How are we going to get there?

I received a compass as a gift from a group of CEOs I chaired for many years. It was used aboard a Navy warship in WWII, and I think it’s symbolic of how many leadership teams handle their strategic vision.

When you open the capsule, you see a world-class compass that helped ensure the ship was on course to achieve its mission objectives. But in wartime, the captain would close the capsule around the compass and peer in through an opening so only he could see where they were going in hostile waters.

Gather Around the Compass And Align On Mission Objectives

Just as a compass is critical to a Navy mission, a clear strategic vision is critical to the success of your company. But leadership teams need to open their compasses, sharing that direction with the rest of the company so they can help steer the ship to its destination.
Ask yourself these three important questions to stay the course:

  1. Where are we going, both short-term and long-term?
  2. Are we making progress?
  3. What’s the current heading?

Using the Entrepreneurial Operating System®, we check these every 90 days. We have a crystal clear vision for how we're moving forward, both long- and short-term. Each team has a progress scorecard monitoring the metrics they need to make sure they're achieving their goals. Every 90 days, we're resetting rocks and priorities so we stay on course toward the final destination.

Take inspiration from the US Navy and the tools they used to win WWII, and remember to keep your team aligned with your strategic vision.

That's what we do here at the Leadership Lab here at Positive Traction. Need help setting your course? Give me a call at (215) 593-7235 or contact me online here.

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