At the beginning of this month, we discussed getting unstuck from your organizational chart and looking at your business from a strategic point of view. In order to lead from a strategic point of view, you must know where your business is headed. As a business owner, you've probably been told that you need to have a clear vision. In fact, many of you probably have a written vision statement....somewhere.
Having a vision statement is simply the first step. If your vision statement lives in a drawer, a dusty old binder, or even an unused electronic file, then you you might as well not have it. A vision, is only as good as its use. In order to truly lead from a strategic point of view, you have to make sure that your employees connected to your vision, starting today. Here are three questions you should ask about how well everyone in your company is connected to your vision: