I was recently reminded of how easy it is to come up with a great vision for the future. At a high-level it seems grand, fine… like it will all work out.
The ability to execute well on the details and implementation is where many leaders struggle. The more people they share the idea with, the murkier the whole thing looks. Soon clarity and vision are lost in a fog of bureaucracy and status quo.
Always keep a clear view of the future in mind. When making organizational changes, operate with integrity and honesty… and a dose of humanity.
As businesses continue to struggle to gain footing in this reset economy — leaders shouldn’t be afraid to make necessary changes that will help them stay competitive — just remember that change always involves people. Bring them along with you and never forget to explain the “why” as well as the future benefit for the organization and your individual contributors.