There’s no point letting your personal leadership vision (PLV) sit in a drawer. In fact, research shows the most effective leaders who have a clear, and compelling PLV share it with others, particularly the people they work with. Your PLV enables you to share yourself in a way that gives your employees insight, confidence, and connection to you. It also lets them know where you stand and what they can expect. My clients have used their PLV in creative and effective ways to:
- Authentically introduce themselves at employee orientations, professional and networking events, you name it. People always care more about who you are than what you’ve done.
- Incorporate elements into speeches, presentations, keynotes. For example, I have a handful of leadership stories about what my grandmother and my horses have taught me about leadership that I use regularly when I present at conferences or conduct trainings.
- Share selections in written messages to stakeholders – annual reports, monthly newsletters.
- Communicate their commitments, expectations and perspective.
- Focus their priorities.
How have you shared your PLV with others? What has shifted for you – and for others – when you’ve done this?