Allow yourselves an indulgent look into the future.

Allow yourselves an indulgent look into the future.

Dream for a while, let your imagination run free, even better get a core team together and dream collaboratively. What will society look like in 10 years time? What part will your organization or business play in this scenario?

Don’t rush, allow plenty of time away from the routine of everyday life, with plenty of blank paper, inspirational surroundings (what ever works for you) and let your minds run free.

Allow for research time to investigate the reality of what exists now, with a view on what could happen in the future.

Define your values and ethics.
What do you stand for?
What do you believe in?

Revise your scenario.

Set your vision.

How will you measure your success?

What is your mission?

What do you do to get there?

The question that needs to be asked is “how do we achieve this?”

Always get your team involved as Stephen Covey says “No involvement, no commitment”*.

Implement, Review, Refine, Repeat

A vision and a strategy are just useless words on a page unless they are implemented.

Put them into action, review the processes, refine them, implement them again until the vision is realised.

So dream and change the world around you

*7 Habits of Highlyeffective people, Stephen R Covey

About Paul S Allen

Kiwi singer-songwriter based in Dunedin, New Zealand. Musician (Guitar, Bass, Ukulele, Mandolin, Keyboard); Photographer; Poet; Thinker. I have food allergies so ask when you invite me for dinner. Lumen accipe et imperti. (receive the light and pass it on) Email me:

Posted on 21/04/2009, in Business Development, Leadership, Vision and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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