Don't quite have the business of your dreams yet? In today’s collaborative world, the greatest success comes from viewing employees and staff as well as partners as allies who can help make your vision a reality. They can even make your original vision even better.
Stepping back and assessing yourself from your co-workers' perspective can help you determine if you have what it takes to lead your team on a profitable journey to success. Here are eight characteristics you may wish to adopt.
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Visionary leaders see strength in diversity. They build collaborative teams within their businesses and also externally with other companies, clients…even their competitors.
Visionary leaders inspire those who work with them to view others’ success as important as their own, enabling everyone to achieve his or her hopes and dreams and connecting teams to a purpose larger than themselves.
Visionary leaders lay out a path and take responsibility for providing employees and partners what they need to excel at their tasks. They give those who work with them autonomy to make decisions and only intervene when they have to.
Visionary leaders make each person feel important and inspire excellence of service. Each person feels in charge of her own future.
Visionary leaders have a talent for sharing their vision with those who work with them, point partners and staff to a brighter future, and show how each person will be part of it.
Visionary leaders embrace change as the only constant in life. They understand that new ideas and new approaches to business keep an organization on track to achieving its potential.
Visionary leaders provide state-of-the-art technology to their partners, staff, and employees to help them build better relationships and to make doing their job easier. They also provide training in using new technologies efficiently and productively.
Visionary leaders view work as part of the joy of life. They understand the organic talents of those who work with them and put them in positions that will enable them to develop those talents and contribute to their overall happiness and fulfillment.