Vision is the lifeblood of any organization.
--We are just trying to survive--
---What worked yesterday does not necessarily work today.
What works today may not necessarily work tomorrow.
Decisions become pragmatic.
But after a while this wears on people. They don’t know why their efforts matter. They cannot connect their actions to a larger story. Their work becomes a matter of just going through the motions, living from weekend to weekend, paycheck to paycheck.
This is where great leadership makes all the difference. Leadership is more than influence. It is about reminding people of what it is we are trying to build—and why it matters.
It is about painting a picture of a better future.
It comes down to pointing the way and saying, “C’mon. We can do this!”
When times are tough, vision is the first causality.