The Clearer You Are About Your Vision – The Better it Will be Executed

VisionI recently read an article in Fortune Magazine in which retired General George W. Casey Jr. spoke about articulating his vision to his subordinates.  I found it very insightful and thought how well it applies to business.

“Leaders need to ‘see around corners’ – to see something significant about the future that others don’t see… The No. 1 question I asked: ‘What are we really trying to accomplish?’  The higher in the organization I was, the more complex the issues became and the harder it was for me to answer that question clearly and succinctly.  I had to force myself to get clarity in my own mind so that I could clearly articulate to my subordinates how I saw things and what I wanted them to do…  The clearer leaders can be about what they want to accomplish, the better their organizations will execute in the volatility, uncertainty, complexity, and ambiguity of today’s global business environment.”
-General George W. Casey Jr. (Ret.)

Source: FORTUNE April 7, 2014

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