It's common practice to ask interview candidates where they want to be in 5 years. Can you describe where your organization wants to be in 5 years? 10 years?
When you have a clear, defined vision, and you can see it in your mind's eye, you have a powerful call to action. Your vision gives context to every decision, process, and system in your organization. The vision is supported by a statement of your values.
The answer to the "why" question is always the vision:
- Why do we manage performance like this? It serves the vision.
- Why do we have these rules? To support the vision.
- Why are we changing this? It's out of alignment with the vision.
Your vision is "the what." From your vision comes your strategy. Your strategy is "the how" from a big-picture, long-range vantage point. Operational plans and budgets come from strategy, breaking initiatives into year-long goals, then again into 90-day goals (ideally as part of your leadership system).
Your organization is specifically designed to get the results you are getting today. If you want something to change, you have to change something. Real change is possible if you have:
- defined strategic direction and organizational values
- aligned every aspect of the organization to your vision
- established a disciplined approach to tracking strategic goals and measures
- adopted a structured approach for attacking every day problems
- developed a strong leadership team
- built an organizational culture rooted in change resilience and teamwork
We work with you to define the result you want and examine your willingness to actually go after it. Our clients see results like:
- Profitable growth and better margins
- A culture of engagement and personal accountability
- Better quality, lower costs, and less waste
- Fewer human relations issues and less unwanted turnover
- Productive functional teams as all levels
Leaderscapes strategic development process helps you get clear vision -- and align everything in your organization around it. Strategy as a process, not an event. No more dusty binders filled with best-laid plans sitting on a shelf, never to be opened again. This is strategy in action.
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