Most leaders need a clear vision for their work. While this is a particular skill, it can also be dangerous if used or not wielded correctly. When your end goal isn't precise or if it's almost too apparent to the point where it seems one-dimensional or scary because it could potentially change your company's future in a big way, then this is concerning and may scare away people or your team who are intrinsically motivated by goals they believe they have a stake in and will personally help them grow into successful individuals as well.
Always remember that other people who work under you will likely feel just as passionately about having the freedom to create their direction rather than being driven directly by some leader that they don't even know all that well, so the clearer you are on your vision for the future, the better - but only if what matters to others can also be included in the said vision.
1. Don't speak about what is; talk about what isn't : Imagine standing in the future, looking back at the present. To get a glimpse of how to turn your ideas into reality, imagine yourself surrounded by limitless possibilities. It can seem like anything is possible - and when you approach a challenge with no constraints, it's likely that your innovative thinking will take off. Let go of worrying about what could or could not happen, and rely on your ability to overcome uncertainty as a way to give yourself the vision needed to reach your audience with a profitable idea.
2. Aim to make it exponential : The best way to reach a new level of growth is by asking yourself challenging questions. The more you invest in thinking about opportunities and possibilities, the more you will be able to achieve breakthrough success. But it's in those constraints that breakthrough solutions are conceived. And a big vision aligned with your purpose can help ensure your team knows where they're headed and push them further towards that present and future they'll find when they arrive.
3. Risk is a good thing, not Delusion: Beware of being too strict on your self-imposed deadlines, as they may cripple productivity by creating additional tension among team members. A healthy level of risk comes in handy during such situations as it encourages you and your team to come up with innovative and creative ideas that would eventually help all of you smoothly complete each phase of the project sooner than expected. It would be best if you had people who are both emotionally stable and creative at this stage to ensure the success of your project.
Vision is everything. If your business isn't growing and your team seems disinterested or lacklustre, it is likely due to a vision problem.