LeadershipWeek2DQ2.docx - As mentioned in the previous discussion effective leadership needs good characteristics in the leader good characteristics in

LeadershipWeek2DQ2.docx - As mentioned in the previous...

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As mentioned in the previous discussion, effective leadership needs good characteristics in the leader, good characteristics in the followers, and a positive and nurturing environment. Now, in my opinion, vision is important because it shows the followers where they are headed; without it, the best an organization can be is a well structured firm which is functioning in a directionless manner[ CITATION Man15 \l 1033 ]. This points out the one major thing that vision provides in the modern day organizations: direction . I am a big fan of Steve Jobs who co-founded Apple and in his very words, “left a dent in the universe”. He had vision of the iMac and iPods back in 1983 and he was capable enough of transmitting that vision to his subordinates. He knew where he wanted to take the company in the next decade and how it would transition to the next century. That is the power of vision. When we have a great team, the vision motivates them. It gives them the direction they should move towards. But, Steve Jobs had a team of employees working on his vision. Let’s talk about startups and how powerful vision can be there. My firm is completely based on the power vision. When we were trying to put together a team, we had absolutely no money in any of our bank account. Matter of fact, we didn’t even have bank accounts. We were living off of our parents’ money and that was never enough to start a business. But, even then I knew, and
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