During our recent 16th Anniversary online party (you can watch much of it at RemarkableCelebration.com), I took a few minutes out from visiting with all of our expert guests to give people a brief tour of my office. You can see that tour on the video above.
If you haven’t watched it, invest the 2:34 now.
The lesson that I share after the brief tour won’t be mentioned in most organizational leadership development programs (though it is in those we design and facilitate). It isn’t a lesson that is about leadership style or a specific skill set. It is a fundamental truth about goals and goal achievement.
As leaders we want people reach the goals that hey set or that are collaboratively set by the team. We can apply all sorts of goal setting strategies and approaches, and they are all valuable. Ultimate success in goal achievement is about many factors, not just setting goals.
My experience at Remarkable House reminds us of one of those factors: we must clearly visualize our goals and the more clearly and consistently we visualize them the more likely we will reach our goals.
There are a variety of ways that we as leaders can help people learn and practice the skill of goal visualization. A partial list includes:
– effective leadership coaching
– setting a personal example
– sharing success stories
– providing training and practice opportunities
Any of these approaches will help you teach, encourage and support visualization. All of them will help you create greater productivity and goal achievement. And none of them will happen automatically.
Can you visualize what success looks like?
Are you keeping that vision in your minds eye?
And, as a leader, are you helping others do this too?