A vision statement provides a very specific description of what the future will look like for an individual or an organization.
In the reading for this module, we learned about the leadership practice of inspiring a shared vision. Before posting to this discussion, make sure that you have updated the “Inspiring a Shared Vision” column in your Leadership Development Action Plan document to show how you will use the concepts you have learned to improve each of the leadership areas you identified in Module One.
Once you have updated your leadership development action plan, respond to the following:
Imagine that you are attending a leadership meeting and you are asked to compose a vision statement that represents your ideal future for an organization you represent. Be creative in drafting your vision statement. The organization could be the business you hope to start someday, the company you hope to work for someday, or a nonprofit organization you would like to be involved with. The options are limitless. Share your vision statement with your classmates.
In your leadership meeting, each of your colleagues exhibits a different leadership style. The first colleague exhibits the traits of a situational leader; the second, the traits of a contingency leader; and the third, the traits of a path-goal leader. Which of these three theories of leadership aligns the most with your vision statement? Or is your leadership vision a combination of multiple theories we have reviewed so far in this class?