How creating an inspiring vision can propel the company culture

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A true visionary is someone who thinks about the future in a way that is ahead of its time and seeing creative and imaginative ways of achieving that vision. Being a visionary is about planning for the future with imagination or wisdom, and often both.

They can help others to see their vision, buy into it, understand how to contribute to it, and inspire them to pursue it. Inspirational leaders can cultivate many followers, the entire organisation and often entire countries to their shared view of the future!

While a vision and passion are highly inspiring and visionaries are often good communicators and highly charismatic, able to articulate the image of their vision effectively, they must also be risk takers and very strategic to create a viable vision that propels them and their organisation forward.

What does a higher score mean?

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You have the ability to be a visionary, creative and inspired, you can communicate your vision and convince people of its validity. You are passionate about your aspirations and eager to share them.

What does a lower score mean?

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You are down to earth and living in the day to day, not prone to flights of fancy you can find it difficult to think beyond the here and now and into an unseen future.

To nurture your visionary capabilities:

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Creativity and knowledge is key to creating a vision, the ability to see beyond your own perspective and imagine a greater future. Cultivate relationships and communicate your vision more widely, get buy-in and then see how you can action it. Integrative and strategic thinking are key to connecting opposing ideas for innovative and new ways forward, strive to ideate and withhold judgment to see where the ideas can lead. Do not be restrained by the reality of day to day, but think about how to apply new technologies and new innovations to solve existing problems.

Use this checklist for self-evaluation

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  • Do you share your vision enthusiastically?
  • Do you cultivate creativity, by journaling, reading, or drawing?
  • Are you a leader in the workplace?
  • Do you know your team and do you encourage ideation?
  • Are you an effective communicator?
  • Are you able to make your vision understood?
  • Do you lead by example, always driving towards the goal?

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