People are inspired by a compelling vision. Can you think of a time when you worked with a team that had a compelling vision? Maybe it was even a vision that others thought would be impossible to achieve. But, the vision was so exciting that people brought their best to the table and made good things happen. What was it like for you? How did the leader inspire others to work toward the vision?
A dream is your creative vision for your life in the future. You must break out of your current comfort zone and become comfortable with the unfamiliar and the unknown.
– Dennis Waitley
Once others understand your vision, they consciously and unconsciously move towards it and inspire others to so the same. As a coach, your job is to communicate your vision of success for your team, Where are you going? It is up to you to first define your vision, and then articulate it to others so that they can help you achieve your common goals. Ask yourself the following: What is your team’s purpose? What is your vision of success for your team? Where are you taking your team? What is your vision for the future?
Whether you are leading from the top, the middle or the bottom of the organization chart, you will need to engage others in pursuit of your vision or goal. Coaching, used effectively, is a powerful leadership tool to influence and support others in reaching for the vision or goal.
Vision begins with one person, but it is only accomplished by many people.
– John C. Maxwell