Creating a Vision

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If you want to be an effective leader—at any level—you should pay attention to vision. Leaders who communicate a strong vision are seen by their bosses and coworkers as more effective in several important areas than those who do not. The content of your vision affects employees' perception of your organization. Your articulation of the vision affects their perception of your leadership effectiveness. Taken together, vision content and vision articulation give your employees, colleagues, and other stakeholders a ...

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Overview

If you want to be an effective leader—at any level—you should pay attention to vision. Leaders who communicate a strong vision are seen by their bosses and coworkers as more effective in several important areas than those who do not. The content of your vision affects employees' perception of your organization. Your articulation of the vision affects their perception of your leadership effectiveness. Taken together, vision content and vision articulation give your employees, colleagues, and other stakeholders a powerful image of how good your organization is how skilled you are as a leader.

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The Center for Creative Leadership is an international, nonprofit educational institution whose mission is to advance the understanding, practice, and development of leadership for the benefit of society worldwide. We conduct research, produce publications, and provide a broad variety of educational programs and products to leaders and organizations in publice, corporate, and nonprofit sectors.

Corey Criswell is a product development manager at CCL's Colorado Springs campus. She is responsible for the In-House Solutions product line, which supports clients with practical, user-focused, do-it-yourself training and development. She serves as a member of the Senior Executive Research Initiative, which focuses on understanding leadership at the most senior levels. She holds an M.S. in ecology from the Florida Institute of Technology.

Talula Cartwright is a former senior faculty member at CCL's Greensboro campus. She was a trainer in several open-enrollment programs, and designed and delivered custom programs for clients in the corporate, private, and nonprofit sectors. A certified feedback specialist and executive coach, Talula holds an Ed.D. in higher education from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.

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Table of Contents

7 Vision and Effective Leadership

7 Demystifying Vision

9 Five Building Blocks

20 A Different Perspective

27 Improve Your Delivery

29 Vision and Resilience

30 Suggested Readings

30 Background

31 Key Point Summary

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