Joel A Barker is famous for this quote:
"Vision without action is merely a dream. Action without Vision just passes time. Vision with Action can change the world".
This is what we strive for. We want to change our world. Whether its just the small patch of dirt around our home, our the culture our business runs around. If we want it changed we need both the vision and the action around it.
Are you surrounded by a group of people that tell you what their visions are, yet they are stuck in neutral? Maybe you see others running around constantly putting out fires, and feel they are the ones truly effecting change. How can you combine the efforts of both to truly change the world?
Focus is the key.
Follow One Course Until Satisfied.
After you have a clear view of your vision, lay out a plan to execute. Take one step at a time until it is complete.
For example, let's say you wan tot change the culture of getting your team ready on time. You are tired of having 8 O'clock meetings that don't begin until 8:15 as people stroll in. It's a simple as begin your meetings at the start time immediately. No explanation to those that stroll in at 8:04 of what was already said or agreed on. Just act like this is the normal way of working.
What are the simplest things you can do where your team will follow the lead? Put those into place immediately and see how the natural order sets in.
Vision plus Action can change the world.
Joel A Barker was the first person to popularize the concept of paradigm shifts in the corporate world. How many paradigm shifts are awaiting us as we re-enter the workplace? From wearing masks, to shutting down corporate canteens, you have to lead by example. If you take the do as I say, not as I do road, you are bound to be disappointed.
Lead by example, "When it is obvious that the goals cannot be reached, don't adjust the goals, adjust the action steps." - Confucius. Again, vision without actions are just dreams. We all can dream, but don't be that guy ... bring the action to the vision and set out to change your world the way you want. Or, someone will change it for you.