05 May 2014

Articulating Your Vision

By Dennis C Miller

Where are you going?  One must answer this question before any effective strategic plan can proceed.  Your vision for your organization’s future is what will inspire your key stakeholders to stay motivated going forward.  Today, an effective leader must work in partnership with the board to create the organization’s future direction.  Your vision should set standards of excellence, inspire enthusiasm, encourage commitment, and be well articulated and easily understood.  Ask yourself:

  • Has your current vision became stale and in need of revitalization?
  • Are you still passionate about achieving it?
  • Is your new vision a realistic, credible, attractive future for your organization?
  • Will it inspire your staff, board, donors and other stakeholders to be involved to achieve it?