There is no point in having a vision if you cannot put it into action! To take action you must have ownership, accountability, and responsibility.
It is important that you have your own clear idea of the vision so you can then put it into action. A comfort in taking responsibility for your vision, it’s success or failure, and being held accountable no matter the outcome is necessary to lead your team. Confidence in yourself, in your decisions, and having the self-discipline to translate your vision into an actionable strategy, will enable you to put that strategy into action. Creating a positive, inspirational support form your team for the actions necessary is step two of leadership
The facet is measured in the following areas:
Vision - do you plan for the future with imagination and wisdom?
Inspiration - can you get others to buy-in to your vision through wisdom and inspiration?
Self-organizing - do you need others to organize you or can you prioritize effectively yourself?
Self-discipline - do you control yourself, your reactions and overcome weaknesses?
Creative - are you imaginative and able to “blue sky” think outside of the known?
Positive - do you see obstacles as lessons and opportunities to improve?
Accountable and responsible - do you take responsibility for your role and actions?
Decisive - do you waver when making decisions or are you firm in your beliefs?
You are able to handle a high level of responsibility and have the confidence and discipline to put your vision into action. You realize the weight of responsibility is heavy but have no trouble making decisions and taking accountability when things go wrong. You can clearly create an action plan and inspire others to follow it.
You are sometimes uneasy with responsibility and sole decision making, so while you might be able to create an action plan from your strategy, putting it into actin and getting buying doesn’t always come naturally to you. You can strive to improve your self-confidence and create more concrete and decisive actions with some focused skill-building.
You do not like to take on responsibility and do not want to be the decision-maker. You are more inclined to follow someone else’s action plan, than to desire being held accountable for any mistakes or failures that might be made along the way.
Consider the window/mirror theory when it comes to achieving success as a leader. If there is a success, ensure you look out the window and give credit to others, and if there is any failure, look in the mirror to identify what went wrong and things you can improve for next time.