Daily Archives: November 13, 2008

cast a vision

dsc00486Continuing with the theme of leadership, one of the tasks of a leader is to create a compelling story for the future, a vision of what can be.

Vision is the art of seeing what is invisible to others.Jonathan Swift


“A vision is not just a picture of what could be; it is an appeal to our better selves, a call to become something more.”   Rosabeth Moss Kanter


“People are more inclined to be drawn in if their leader has a compelling vision. Great leaders help people get in touch with their own aspirations and then will help them forge those aspirations into a personal vision.”  John Kotter


John Kotter and Rosabeth Moss Kanter are respected teachers of leadership.   Jonathan Swift lived between 1667 and 1745 and was the author of Gulliver’s Travels.  A leader can paint a picture of the future that is compelling and vibrant.  A coach on the other hand is helping the client become their own self and one of the tasks for the client would be to create a compelling vision.

“Your vision of where or who you want to be is the greatest asset you have”  Paul Arden

What is your vision?