Happy Presidents Day. I would like to open this newsletter with some thoughts on Leadership and Vision from John Maxwell.
'Without a challenge, many people tend to fall or fade away. Charles Noble observed, "You must have a long-range vision to keep you from being frustrated by short-range failures." Vision helps people with motivation. That can be especially important for highly talented people. They sometimes fight lack of desire.... If you can see vision for your team, then your team has a reasonably good chance at success. Vision gives team members direction and confidence, two things they cannot do without.'
As a franchise coach, one of the first things I ask a prospective franchisee is - 'What is your Vision? Where are you going? And Why?' Ask yourself this question. Remember, without an understanding of what you want and where you are going, it is exceptionally difficult to know if you are moving in the right direction.
You are welcome to complete our Vision Exercise, step one in The Franchisee Workbook. This is a free download.