Thoughts on Vision…

I have been doing quite of strategic thinking recently especially after the purchase of the company over which I was CEO...

(DON"T WORRY...... If you saw my post last night at 3AM, you will know that my schedule certainly has not slowed down... at all,)

Now I am advising on sales optimization (i.e. "whale hunting") and software product development.  This is about combining vision with "next steps".  It's not so about "dreaming" as it is about "realizing goals" that you have in perspective...

Earlier today, I got an email from a serial entrepreneur named Jim Henderson who had some interesting thoughts on the idea of VISION...

I have tweaked it a bit, but enjoy:

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  • While VISION is about what could be and should be, LIFE is about right this minute...
  • A successful VISION can be shared in words not paragraphs...
  • Every VISION needs a reason to exist and an urgency for execution...
  • A leader's VISION is the remedy to the masses' problems.  The VISION gives reason for change...
  • A successful VISION is constantly repeated -- reminding the stakeholders WHY they are doing what they are doing...
  • A VISION that is celebrated is inherently repeated...
  • If you say you believe in a VISION, live it out...