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Definition: Takes a long-term view and acts as a catalyst for organizational change.  Builds a shared vision with others.  Influences others to translate vision into action.

Ideas for Developing this Competency: 

  • Write down a vision of how you want to live your life. Be specific. Address where you want to live, what job you would like to be in, who your friends are, how you are getting along with your family, the condition of your health and your wealth, the trips you plan to take, the books you want to read, etc. Make a "future scrapbook." Paste in pictures, drawings, essays, poems, clippings. Make up headlines about your activities and achievements. Every day visualize yourself as you would like to be and then act that way.
  • Discuss your personal and/or organizational vision and your progress with your coach. If you are mentoring someone, share your ideas on how you formulated your visions.
  • Record your contributions toward accomplishing your ideals. Record your perceptions of how others in your work group, family, and friends have helped you accomplish your vision.
  • Meet with staff to formulate a vision statement of your organization. This vision statement should reflect the collected shared visions of each contributor. Follow up by defining exactly what steps all of you can take to help achieve your vision. Discuss how your organization's vision affects each employee on an individual level. Focus on the organization's desired culture, work climate, and individual and group behaviors.
  • Collaborate with other managers to discuss what the organization should be doing five years from now. 
  • Volunteer to help a community-based organization formulate a vision and strategic plan.
  • Meet with a retired BLM employee to discuss the history of BLM and BLM's future challenges.
  • Post the BLM vision statement in your office.
  • Contribute to the development or revision of a vision statement for your office or program.  Share that vision with the community.
  • State how your projects support the BLM vision.


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