Leaders set direction, align resources, and motivate action as suggested by the panels in Figure 1. Another way to put it is that a leader develops, holds, nurtures, communicates, and drives to achieve a vision.
As in Figure 2, it helps to think of the leader holding a map, like Harry Potter’s Marauder’s map that is always changing, making sense of it, and navigating the course with those led looking on over the shoulders. The best leaders constantly check with their top team to confirm that they are headed toward the same goals, in the same way, and for the same reasons.
Top leaders are also always open to input from their core team to tweak goals and plans along the way. Clarity starts with the leader. If the leader is not clear then no one else can be clear. A leader either: Continue reading How to set direction when the leader is not sure where to head next