Session 4.1: Sangram Vajre #1
Paint a picture of success.
This is the ability to paint a clear picture of where exactly you are headed. “[As a leader, you] need to create a Promise Land, a picture of success, so clear that people will run through walls for you,” explains Sangram. It must be a clear picture, otherwise there will be a lack of clarity that will cause confusion.
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10/5/2020 09:34:35 am
The promise land for me is where we have a safe and healthy community without the underage/improper use of alcohol and other drugs. In 2018, 29.2% of 6th-12th grade Boone County youth reported drinking alcohol in their lifetime which was an increase from the year before by over 4%. Also in 2018, 15% of 6th-12th grade Boone County youth reported having using marijuana in their lifetime, which was also a 4% increase from the year before. A community without the access to these harmful products to our future generations, where there is no underage drinking and driving, no driving while high on marijuana and no impairment of the thinking/decision making ability due to substances that are ingested is a safe and healthy community.
10/6/2020 09:38:28 am
I really liked this idea for leaders to paint a picture. Oftentimes, it is hard for someone to cast their "vision" of success onto others with just words. Having a visual aspect to go along with what you are saying really gives your team a mindset and a drive to make that success happen.
10/6/2020 09:39:37 am
This was a wonderful session- something that I truly and deeply believe in is creating a culture of community. When I have to hire employees- they always get interviewed by their peers. It is not always about who can do this job the best- but it is about who can do this job the best HERE in our community and help to form a team. Without a community vision- the team falls apart. When the team falls apart- the work suffers. Everyone is out for their own success and amplifies their own failures. If you form a team and a community you celebrate your wins together and you feel your losses together. This helps us to overcome and achieve greatness.
10/6/2020 10:59:15 am
I found a couple of things interesting. Commodity - how many people have heard the phrase everyone is replaceable? I know I have so it will tend to force someone to not be engaged in their "community" with that thought always being in their mind. Also, that goes with "loyalty can be bought". I know many people who have changed jobs due to the money. They will stay at that position as long as the money keeps coming in but as soon as a better offer is made, you see them jump ship. Then that leads to the what you are remembered for. I don't want to be remembered by my co workers as someone who was at their job due to money. I want to be remembered for being here to help others in the same field I am in. To share knowledge I have and to gain knowledge as I can. I really enjoyed this leadership cast.
10/6/2020 01:33:07 pm
Painting a clear picture of direction is extremely important when trying to steer a team. Most CEO's will express their vision to their team, but many times the individual teams do not receive a clear directive of how they fit or contribute into the big picture. This can be extremely disruptive in a negative way. Another issue we see in the corporate world is the turnover of the officers. Each new officer is trying to put their stamp on the business. Sometimes this includes changing directions or conflicting directions which can steer a team the wrong way. A clear picture and solid communication from the top down will greatly improvement a company's chance of success.
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