How to lead your team into the future

In over 25 years of working with entrepreneurs and managers to better align their businesses with the future, we have learned that even the best vision is useless if you don’t communicate it effectively. And in such a way that it arrives in the minds, hearts and hands of your employees and is consistently aimed at as a vision of the future in day-to-day business. Because without implementation, your vision remains only a dream.

That’s why the work really starts here. 10 steps can be learned from the successful visionaries, which massively increase the chances of success: (Article is in German)

  • Leave your comfort zone
  • Take ‘Vision’ literally
  • Communicate, communicate, communicate.
  • Stop everything that does not support your mission and vision
  • Help your employees to recognize their contribution
  • Give your employees more freedom and responsibility
  • Encourage positive thinking and action
  • Identify an accountability partner for your vision
  • Be well organized
  • Stay persistent.

Do we need more courage to be visionary for our future?

I believe that especially today, when our economy, society and technologies are changing rapidly, at a time when nothing is predictable and no business is safe, we need more people with a strong vision for the future: for themselves, for their companies and for humanity.

Today, I published an article on this topic in the creating corporate cultures blog of the Bertelsmann Foundation.

Read the full article here (in German)

Making Vision Work

In our speeches and keynotes, we often ask three questions:

1. Who believes that a clear vision, a vision that inspires, is known to everyone in the company and to which everybody can align his daily work brings a great competitive advantage to a company?

Result: approval of 100 percent.

2. Who works in a company that has such a vision?

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