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What would happen to the vision if you left the company?

December 27, 2012

Original Post: 5 Biggest Leadership Lessons from 2012
By Les McKeown | December 10, 2012

Are you the personification of your company’s vision? If you left, would it leave too? Or have you hired, mentored and coached your vision into the company, so that it would stand without you?

Now that’s a sobering question, and it’s one that CEOs must consider.  If the heart of your business isn’t at the heart of what your employees are doing, then how will it succeed?  It’s more than buy-in — it’s about belief:  believing in the vision so much that your employees would carry the torch once you’ve passed it on, so to speak.

So how do you do that?  Where do you begin?

I’d say it begins with listening.  What are the other people in your company saying to you?  What are they saying to each other?  What’s motivating them at work each day?  If you start listening, you’ll begin to see if your vision is also the vision of others — and if it’s not, maybe it’s time to re-evaluate your personal vision with the input of those around you.

Where would you begin?

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