To succeed, every leader and organization must have a clearly understood, communicated, and executed vision. It is a vision that differentiates between a person who leads, and one who executes someone else’s vision. While leaders should plan and execute a vision for their organization, you should be developing a vision for your career; if not, you might as well start planning its funeral.
Having a clearly articulated vision and knowing how to unite people around a common purpose can make you stand out among a crowded field of high achievers. In his book The Vision Code, Oleg Konovalov outlines six steps to vision development, outlines what can kill a vision before it is fully formed, and a process to evaluate where you are in your vision journey.