Leaderly Quote: Share your vision like a boss

“Share your vision like a boss.”Chloe Pink

Creating and sharing vision sounds like a rather difficult thing to do, does it not?

Actually it’s not so hard when you look to a simple definition of what a vision is. Writing for Fast Company, Daniel Rasmus neatly defined a vision as “… set of ideas that describe a future state.”

What’s your vision for career?
In her article on career reinvention, A 7-Day Guide to Transforming Your Career, Tara Jay Frank, VP of Multicultural Strategy with Hallmark Cards, Inc., shares a quick and easy exercise for creating your personal career vision.

“Craft a vision for your career,” recommends Frank. “Don’t belabor it – this is the seven-day plan, not the Taj Mahal blueprint. What do you want to be doing in three years? Why? Where? With whom? How? Jot down your beliefs and values, your purpose (or what you think it might be), the kind of work culture in which you think you’d thrive, and the skills you want to use. Paint a picture of your preferred future. If you don’t, someone else will.”

What’s your leadership vision?
Now turn to your role, and apply the same thinking. Create your a vision of the impact you’d like to have as a leader. Paint a picture of your preferred future for your role, your team and the difference you’d like to be making three years from today. Answer the same questions: Why? Where? With whom? How?

To gain followers, share your vision
What do followers want in a leader? In one large-scale global survey, 72% of respondents said that being “forward looking” was one of the top attributes they look for in leaders they would want to follow, while the study’s authors reported pointed out that only 3% of a typical leader’s time is devoted to envisioning and enlisting. To be an above-average, visionary leader, you’ll need to schedule the equivalent of one day a month for creating and sharing your vision.

In 6 Ways To Be An Entrepreneur At The Office, Liz Brenner, VP of HR with SAP,  describes how much easier it can be to follow a leader when they have a clear vision.  “Always be the person you would want to work for. If you have a clear vision, respect and trust others, give them autonomy, I bet they will support your initiatives.”

What’s your vision for your career? What’s your vision for your role and your team?


She’s feisty. She’s fun. She’s Chloe Pink,™ the world’s youngest business coach for girls. Wearing her pink baseball cap and with her assistant, Pete, the scottie by her side, Chloe Pink knows a thing or two about pursuing her dreams. And encourages you to do the same. © Copyright Sharna Fulton. All rights reserved. www.chloepink.com

Jo Miller

Jo Miller is a globally renowned authority on women’s leadership. She’s dedicated two decades to helping women advance into positions of influence by leveraging their leadership strengths. Based on her work with hundreds of thousands of women, she developed a pragmatic and powerful roadmap that guides women to become the leaders they aspire to be. Jo shares this proven process in her book Woman of Influence: 9 Steps to Build Your Brand, Establish Your Legacy, and Thrive (McGraw Hill, 2019.)

Jo is CEO of leadership development, consulting and research firm Be Leaderly. Learn more about her speaking engagements at www.JoMiller.com and follow @Jo_Miller on Twitter.

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