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Setting Clear Vision and Goals |   News Date : Jan 14, 2015

We all have great intentions at the beginning of the year. We at Next Step look forward to celebrating with you as you achieve your goals throughout the year! Over the next quarter, our blog will give you tips, insight and perspective which will support your success.

High-performing organizations understand the importance of setting clear targets for their employees and being sure all employees recognize the goal posts. That’s important.

In Alice in Wonderland, the children’s classic.

Alice reaches a fork in the road and is uncertain about which turn to take. The smiling Cheshire cat offers to help and asks: “Where are you going?” When Alice replies: “I don’t know,” the cat responds, “Without a destination, you can’t get far … it doesn’t matter which turn you take.”

Unlike Alice’s situation, when leaders establish a CLEAR VISION AND GOALS employees are able to see the signposts and milestones. Well-defined targets and values shape the leadership activities of a company or a team. A “compelling vision” provides a set of parameters and provides the employees with insight into:

  1. The corporation’s business purpose (Does this purpose map what I care about?)
  2. The company’s long-term vision (Does this vision map to what I think is important?)
  3. The organization’s guiding values (Can I relate to this organization?)

Clearly stated values are important to your company and your team and your customers. So situational leaders use a flexible approach which is custom-fit for each situation and individual employees.

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