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If you don’t know where you’re going, you’ll have no idea how to get there. That’s why you need clarity on these two important things.

Key Points:

  • Vision pictures what life would be like in 5 or 10 years in a perfect world at work.
  • Missions answers a more static question: why does your company exist in the first place?
  • Taken together, mission and vision define “the win” for your organization.

Quote This:

Leadership is the capacity to translate vision into reality.  – Warren Bennis

See Also: Workplace, Leadership, Vision

Talk About It
  1. What is your initial reaction to this topic? What jumped out at you?
  2. Answer the mission question for your team. Why do you exist as an organization?
  3. How many people on your team could clearly articulate your mission? How well do you think you are organized to accomplish it? Explain.
  4. Answer the vision question for your team. Where are you going in the next 3, 5, or 10 years? Do you think you’ll get there? Why or why not?
  5. Why do you think it is important to have clarity when it comes to your mission and vision?
  6. Write a personal action step based on this conversation.

This is part of the Leadership 101 series.