In my last post, I explained what I meant by having an “audacious vision” and how it can energize, inspire, unite and focus you and your team. Here are a couple of other by-products of an audacious vision…
An audacious vision has the power to attract winners and resources to create movement.
At The Strategic CFO, we are dedicated to finding others for our organization that have a diverse set of talents and abilities. Our President, Jim Wilkinson, has the ability to create an audacious vision. He also possesses the talent of encouraging people to help them successfully manifest his vision. As an entrepreneur, Jim is a creator and depends on his team to follow through with his creation. This causes him to surround himself with others that can follow through with his vision. The team has recognized this, embraced it, and we all share that same mentality. It has allowed us to grow and discover our different strengths while helping to balance out our weakness. Most importantly, it has allowed us to increase our profits and cash flow.
Do what you do best and pay the best to do the rest! ~ Connie Voss
Once you write down your vision and make it plain on paper, let your team reside in their own unique abilities to help the company along its journey. In doing so, you may realize the vision may expand. Encourage everyone to think outside the box and allow your team to make suggestions and watch your vision grow!!
We here at Strategic CFO hear the frustration of the CFOs and controllers we coach concerning not being heard by the owner. Because you have entrusted them to handle the finances of your company, shouldn’t they also have a voice on the impact certain growth can mean for the business? Whether you run with the idea or not, please always allow them to be heard.
An audacious vision has the power to stretch your faith, keep you focused, and help you persevere when the going gets tough.
Whether you are a small start up, well established business, or in corporate America, you will experience peaks and valleys along your journey. Your vision will carry you through the tough times as well as the good times. It will keep you focused and help equip you for the next pivot point or valley in the business.
Wrap up: Success means we go to sleep at night knowing that our talents and abilities were used in a way that served others. ~ Marianne Williamson
Personal reflection: Are you doing everything you can to equip and encourage others around you to be their best? As leaders, we need to write our vision and make it plain on paper. Let our vision focus us. Let others contribute to our vision. Let your vision stretch your faith. And finally, let us all be grateful that we live in such a wonderful place that encourages entrepreneurship!!
Make work fun for all so that is does not feel like work at all!!!!!
Thank you to everyone who took the time to read this! Hope you have a wonderful week.