You know how they say “it’s not the destination, it’s the journey” – well, the same is true for leadership. If you have an exciting, grand vision, that’s only one piece of having an engaged, inspired team. These other things are just as important:
- Do you employees understand and believe in the vision?
- Do they know what their role is in making it happen? Do they know that you know it?
- Are they empowered to apply the best of their expertise or creative thinking – or will they be labeled a trouble maker – or worse, ignored, for sharing insight better than you or your executive team can comprehend?
There are persons on your team who embody a deep wellspring of creativity and potential. Are you creating the kind of culture that will draw them out? Is your mission, your vision, your culture worthy of their wild and precious life?
Susan O’Neal Gear, founder of Upstream Insight, has over 20 years of experience at the intersection of consumers, marketing and technology. Upstream Insight can help mine your own team for their best contributions, and make sure you and your leadership can hear it and understand it in a way that brings everyone closer in-step. If you want to unlock the passion and potential of your organization – then follow Upstream Insight, contribute your voice, share this post, call us today…do something!