I’m at the ever-stimulating Leadership Summit at Willow Creek, Chicago. Bill Hybels opened with a powerful session on Leadership and Decision Making.
At one point Bill talked about one of his self-coined leadership proverbs or axioms:
By this he meant that he had learned after much painful experience that communicating a vision once is insufficient. People .... well, just forget, and need to be reminded of the vision. The leader may live with the Vision day on day, but the people who the leader seeks to lead do not.
The new edition of MSP stresses this. Crafting and writing a Vision Statement is one thing, but where many leaders fall down is in under-communicating. It sometimes requires frequent representation and reframing.