What most people think of as vision is actually persuasion.
Content: Quotation | Author: Tyler Odean | Source: First Round Review | Subjects: Persuasion, Vision
If “vision” embodies the head of your organization, and “mission” personifies the heart, then “values” symbolize the soul.
Content: Quotation | Authors: breAnne O. Reeves, Robert Spector | Source: ChangeThis | Subjects: Management, Mission, Values, Vision
Purpose may point you in the right direction but it’s passion that propels you.
Content: Quotation | Author: Travis McAshan | Subjects: Organizational Behavior, Personal Development, Personality / Behavior, Vision
Corporate executives often conflate strategy with vision, mission, purpose, plans, or goals. Although these elements may help to focus, inspire, mobilize, and challenge an organization, they are not substitutes for a logical, articulated strategy, and they often lead to helter-skelter corporate development.
Content: Quotation | Author: Ken Favaro | Source: strategy+business | Subjects: Goals, Mission, Strategy, Vision
Never mistake a clear view for a short distance.
Content: Quotation | Subjects: Challenge, Management, Vision, Work
Some people can’t see beyond today. They have no vision. Other people struggle describing their vision. Still others have a simple, clear, and compelling vision but they never take action. Effective leaders:
1. Have an exciting vision
2. Clearly describe their vision
3. And energetically pursue their vision
Content: Quotation | Author: Paul B. Thornton | Subjects: Leadership, Vision
Man can always be blind to a thing as long as it is big enough.
Content: Quotation | Subjects: Decision Making, Organizational Behavior, Thought, Vision
Can we define the purpose of business only in terms of economic and technological progress? It is interesting to note that in Western myths all the heroes who are catalysts of material progress are doomed: Prometheus, the entrepreneur; Vulcan, the engineer; Ulysses and Jason, the creators of markets; and even Icarus, the hero of the ill-considered risk and abortive progress.
Content: Quotation | Source: European Business Forum (EBF) | Subjects: Management, Mission, Vision
It’s so easy for people to hide behind a mission statement, to follow the military model—to go there, find, and destroy. Why? That’s not a question to be asked. In the end, a mission statement is reductionist: If this is my mission, then everything else is not. Even more so a credo. When you say, That’s the way we do things around here, that signals … [ Read more ]
Content: Quotation | Author: Ricardo Semler | Source: Ivey Business Journal | Subjects: Management, Mission, Organizational Behavior, Vision
The old mechanistic Fortune 500 belief [is] that the mission of the company is to maximize profits. That’s backward: We don’t run our businesses to make a profit—we make a profit to run our businesses. Great companies have an overriding sense of vision and purpose, a mission that is enabled by profit. For them, profits are a means, not an end. Companies without a seething … [ Read more ]
Content: Quotation | Author: Bill Shireman | Source: Across the Board (ATB) | Subjects: Mission, Vision
You need to address anxieties, accept anger, and demonstrate credibility in a very gut-level sense, to evoke faith in the vision.
Content: Quotation | Authors: Dan Cohen, John P. Kotter | Source: Optimize Magazine | Subjects: Change Management, Leadership, Vision
Everything we see hides something else we want to see.
Content: Quotation | Source: Fast Company | Subjects: Perception, Vision
You can explain your vision. They can see your vision. They can buy into your vision. Then they’ll do what they are paid to do.
Content: Quotation | Author: Jonathan Byrnes | Source: ChangeThis | Subjects: Organizational Behavior, Vision
Great empires are not built by people who see two sides to every question.
Content: Quotation | Author: David K. Hurst | Source: strategy+business | Subjects: Decision Making, Thought, Vision
Visions need to challenge people, evoke a feeling that draws people towards wanting to be a part of something quite special. When a vision is framed as something that is achievable within a set amount of years, then it falls into the terrain of a strategic plan.
Content: Quotation | Author: Mark Lipton | Source: Harvard Business School (HBS) Working Knowledge | Subjects: Strategy, Vision
A vision is compelling when it helps people understand what business they’re really in, provides a picture of the desired future, and offers value guidelines that help people make daily decisions.
Content: Quotation | Authors: Jesse Stoner, Kenneth H. Blanchard | Source: Leader to Leader | Subject: Vision
Vision without action is a daydream. Action without vision is a nightmare.
Content: Quotation | Source: LeaderValues | Subjects: Action, Vision
A vision without a task is but a dream,
a task without a vision is drudgery,
a vision and a task is the hope of the world.
Content: Quotation | Source: Leader to Leader | Subjects: Strategy, Vision
The inability of leaders to see the systems and patterns of interdependency within and surrounding our organizations threatens our future. Many big problems that could be solved are sitting there unsolved because of this failure.
Content: Quotation | Source: Leader to Leader | Subjects: Leadership, Vision
A vision is successful when it “speaks” to a wide audience, tells an engaging story that people want to be a part of, challenges people, and creates a sense of urgency. Success occurs when the vision becomes embedded in the daily decisions and actions taken of those you want to lead. A vision is not merely an extended strategic plan or “mission.” When we see … [ Read more ]
Content: Quotation | Source: Ivey Business Journal | Subject: Vision