It is well established that leaders who articulate a vision—a viable, idealized image of the organization’s future – may experience a wide-range of benefits. Studies have found that effective vision articulation relates to (1) organizational performance, (2) follower motivation, (3) more effective group interaction, and (4) satisfaction with both the group and leader. So how do people go about constructing and articulating vision statements? The following post discusses an often-neglected aspect of the vision-formation process: forecasting. Click to learn more about forecasting, why it’s important, and other digestible nuggets from the Leadership Bento Box. image

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This post looks at the differences between leadership and management by focusing on Abraham Lincoln, who in my opinion is the greatest American president, and Edwin M. Stanton, Lincoln’s Secretary of War for most of the Civil War. By no means do I wish to say that Lincoln was only a leader and Stanton only a manager. They each exhibited great skills in both domains. However, their working relationship shows how visionary leadership and strategic management can work together to make incredible things happen. (Click to read more). Read more >