Gordon and I enjoy the breathtakingly beautiful North Dakota landscapes, especially the Canola, from the motorcycle. We're grateful that we went riding before the snow blizzard hit!While enjoying the vistas, I reflect on what leadership looks like in the next Decade - the Digital Decade - where some of calling expansion of AI as the forth industrial revolution.In the midst of these continued disruptive changes, I believe the Five Capitals framework, developed by my friend and colleague, Brandon Schaefer, will become an increasingly helpful lens for us, and those we lead. What are the foundational principles we build our lives on in the midst of this exponential technology expansion?
In creating a personal vision and values statement to strengthen our own leadership legacy, I also think of virtues Virtues help us navigate the "rules of the road." As leaders, we aspire to be a person of trust that can positively influence the next generation of leaders. But, is virtues an outdated concept in the modern "roads" in our current culture?
A Google search to learn more about writing a vision statement left me confused. The process was supposed to provide clarity for moving forward. Instead, I felt cross-eyes. There are just so many different ideas. And really – what is the difference between a vision, mission and purpose statement?!? Some experts define each of these in the same way. Others will say exactly the opposite!What kind of work have you done to create your personal vision statement? Does it energize you? Is it providing the clarity you need to keep moving forward?