January 13, 2009

Leadership and a "DIFFERENT" Vision…...

While looking for information for the LE assignment I came across an interesting note about vision. The leadership book by Philip Sadler said that a vision has to be different, something that is not aldready someones vision. It has to be something which is not obious, and "a vision has to reframe the known scene.

But what I do not understand is why cant we adopt somes vision which has been successful in the past. If Jack Welch had a vision that he wanted a boundryless, diverse company where everyone ( each individual) feels that they have a say and which worked well for GE then why cannot I adopt a similar vision too if I become a manager.

MR.Obama has a vision of a America where everyone is united and equal, african american, white, asian american, latino american. Where everyone has all the rights,  be it their ethinicity or their sexuality. No one is discriminated. Why cannot Mr.Gordon Brown have a similar vision.

Now you may argur that politics and business are two different things but I feel they are very closely related. Politicians have a great hand in deciding a lot of things related to the business and the economy. A good finance minister can really help businesses do well.

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  1. Hi ahbi

    I think I disagree with Sadler on the point that Vision has to be unique and non obvious. The vision painted by Obama is essentially the same one painted decades ago by Martin L. King of political equality regardless of origin and race. The key about vision, I think, it that it has to tick that desire hidden deep in our heart, that a different world is truly possible. This has to be supported by the personal attribute of the leader himslef of course. Obama’s relative lack of political experience gives him the leverage to talk about changing the status quo. Gordon Brown, on the other hand, can talk about visions, but his rich political experience probably means not many people would buy into it if he start talking like the way Obama does

    13 Jan 2009, 02:19

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