The success of your Leadership Development programme is often dependent on helping leaders see how investing time in their development will help them progress towards their professional and life goals.
Visualising the development journey they need to take to achieve their professional and life goals and ambitions can be extremely helpful for a number of reasons including:
A Personal Vision acts as a leadership development compass…
Visualising a leaders personal vision as an image provides them with a quick reference map as they progress along their leadership development journey. It helps them see the skills they need to develop, the relationships they need to build, the decisions they need to make and the behaviours they need to grow. It acts as the leadership development compass to keep them on course.
The process of creating a Personal Vision is as important as the vision image itself!
The very act of creating their personal vision can also be as educational to your leaders as the end vision image itself. Going through the process can reveal new ideas, things they hadn’t thought about, new pathways to their goals – or even completely new leadership opportunities they hadn’t considered before!
How to integrate Personal Visions into your leadership development programme…
The ideal time to help your leaders to create their personal vision is at the beginning of your leadership development programme – as a compass setting exercise. However, creating a personal vision at any point during the development programme will also be beneficial for the reasons described above.
Feel free to use the questions in the image above as a catalyst to help your leaders create their own vision. If you would like some additional help with the process of helping your leaders create their own personal vision, do get in touch using the contact us button below and find out more about our Personal Vision service here.
John Ashton – Crackerjack Visual Thinking