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The transforming leader

 Manage Delivery of the Vision

A vision is no use on its own: it needs to become reality. However, many leaders make the mistake of developing a vision, but of not putting in the hard and often mundane work of delivering it.

To manage the delivery of your vision, you’ll need to combine effective project managementwith sensitive change management . This will help you deliver the changes you need with the full support of your people. Communicate each person’s roles and responsibilities clearly, and connect these to your plans. Everyone should fully understand what they’re responsible for, and know how you will measure their success. Next, set clear, SMART goals for everyone, including some short-term goals that will help people achieve quick wins and stay motivated. Use management by objectives  to link short-term achievement to your longer-term goals.

You may need to build your self-discipline  and stamina, so that you don’t let yourself down. And, set a good example to your people – especially if they’re affected by delays or difficulties – by being a model of hard work and persistence.

Also, stay visible by practicing management by walking around . This is an ideal technique for transformational leaders, because it helps you stay connected with daily activities, and allows you to answer questions as they arise.