Robert E. Jones replied to the topic It’s not the vision; It’s the execution of the vision in the forum Leadership, Management, Supervision 7 years, 9 months ago
I believe both are necessary and both require a leader who is visionary, who can communicate that vision, who can trust those around them to do their parts, and who is also a servant-leader in that he has tasks to complete as part of the vision. Leaders who toss out visions at every meeting with no guidance or clarification are just as annoying as leaders who try to get involved in every aspect of the execution. Effective leaders recognize that one of their primary tasks (maybe their only task) is to communicate that vision to all stakeholders. When leaders fail to communicate the vision to all stakeholders (employees, customers, suppliers, stockholders, etc.), all of the execution in the world is for naught. We are all fighting battles, but not focused on winning the war.
This is a topic with which I struggle daily in my job, and I wish I had a more succinct and effective way to communicate my observations.
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