Today I wanted to talk to you about how you can use clarity and vision for the future to lead well as a business owner, CEO or entrepreneur. I’d like to give you an effective way to help you lead your team and/or your employees, as you go forward.
When we talk to employees, we have seen that one of the areas where they feel uncertainty or unrest, and they start procrastinating and maybe not performing at their highest level, is when they lack a clarity and a long-term vision from the owner, CEO, or entrepreneur. So if you haven’t talked about or let your employees know your vision in the last six months, one of the things that we’re helping our clients with is how to have what we call a “clarity” talk.
Here’s how to have a clarity talk: Get your group or team together and in about 15 or 20 minutes, give them the long vision of what you’re seeing and what your plans are; what the strategy is; where you’re going; what’s happening in the industry.
They need to hear this from you at least a couple of times a year. When you do this, what you find out is that all the uncertainty about the future and all the negativity that is coming at them (fear via social media, the news or maybe something happening in their own life), this will help dispel that a little bit. They will realize that you’re actually thinking, planning, and strategizing about the long-term future of your company and your business as it goes forward. This helps bring clarity to them; which brings confidence and courage, and then a willingness to invest even deeper into the work that they’re doing in your business.
We suggest that you really focus on this idea of giving a message of clarity that comes directly from you about the business, about their long-term future. Which for a lot of them, they’re looking at the company as their future vehicle to get them where they want to go. But if they don’t hear it from you on a consistent basis, their minds can wander. They can think that another company is a better opportunity because there’s more clarity about where they’re going, what they’re doing, why they’re doing it, and who’s doing what.
So that’s our tip for today. Bring clarity and leadership to your company by giving them this clarity/vision talk on a regular basis. Once again, if you found this valuable, let us know. If you’d like to know more about how to put a clarity talk like this on, we could give you the template to do that. Please subscribe to our Youtube channel, share this information, and we’re always available to do a free consultation with you if you’d like to know more about how we’re helping business owners and CEOs today.