You know where you are, but you struggle to plan where you want to be in 1, 3, 5 years’ time

Many businesses and organisations don’t have a really clear vision for their businesses future and are often surprised when thing do not go according to plan. I’m sure that many of the businesses and organisations that I meet did not plan to become trapped without a clear route map and the key steps to deliver on their strategic goals, objectives and achievements.  

What is a clear vision? Here are some suggestions:

  • Draw on the beliefs, mission, and environment of the organisation.
  • Describe what you want to see and be seen as in the future.
  • Be specific to your organisation.
  • Be positive and inspiring, leaderships is key.
  • Do not assume that the whole organisation will have the same vision as you. .
  • Be open to dramatic modifications to current organisation, methodology, teaching techniques, facilities, etc.

Include Your Beliefs. Your vision must be encompassed by your beliefs.  What are your beliefs?

  • Your beliefs must meet your organisational goals as well as community goals.
  • Your beliefs are a statement of your values.
  • Your beliefs are a public/visible declaration of your expected outcomes.
  • Your beliefs must be precise and practical.
  • Your beliefs will guide the actions of all involved.
  • Your beliefs reflect the knowledge, philosophy, and actions of all.
  • Your beliefs are a key component of strategic planning.

Some of the Benefits of Visioning:

The process and outcomes of visioning may seem vague and superfluous. The long-term benefits are substantial, however. Visioning should

  • Breaks you out of boundary thinking.
  • Provides continuity and avoids the stutter effect of planning fits and starts.
  • Identifies direction and purpose.
  • Alerts stakeholders to needed change.
  • Promotes interest and commitment.
  • Promotes laser-like focus.
  • Encourages openness to unique and creative solutions.
  • Encourages and builds confidence.
  • Builds loyalty through involvement (ownership).
  • Results in efficiency and productivity.

It will take some planning, time and implementation, if done right it will make a huge difference to your business or organisation and you’ll have your own rout map with its step by step plan to achieve the goals of the business or organisation. .

Bill Fox

 Bill’s vision is to make Kent the best place in the World to run a business  A certified multi award winning International business coach and voted 1 of the top 10 SME business experts in the UK by Enterprise Nation  Founder of The KBA way system ™ for Business Improvement and Growth  Served as Branch and Regional Chairman with the FSB  Served as a National Councillor with FSB  A Kent Ambassador  Business Advisor at the University of Kent Hub for Innovation & Enterprise  Worked with Young Enterprise, Get Mentoring and IOEE Mentoring  Has supported hundreds of companies on all aspects of their business journeys EXPERIENCE: I started my business journey in September 2005 by becoming a certified business coach with the Worlds #1 business coaching firm. Since then I have helped hundreds of clients to achieved extraordinary results. I was trained by some of the best business coaches in the world during my induction in America where I studied and learned my trade. I am also a qualified emotional intelligence coach, again trained by one of the world’s leading emotional intelligence companies Roche Martin® MY BUSINESS: I started my business in 2005 having spent 30 years working for large blue-chip organisations where I gained a huge amount of experience running other people’s businesses, working with teams of people across multiple sites in Europe improving performance, Leadership & Management. I have a huge amount of experience that I can call on to help you and your organisation. TESTIMONIALS: Bill Fox helped get our business to where it is today. A happy, thriving, growing organisation. Bill and Kent BA provide practical and pragmatic assistance in terms of coaching and helping secure external funding. We recommend them strongly!" Data Management Company Bill has been an excellent coach, always supportive and encouraging. He has helped me think outside the box and explore options I hadn't even considered for my business. He tells it as it is and overall offers great support and advice for any new starter or an existing business in need of a boost. Thanks for all your help. Hand Made Furniture Company Bill is a great no nonsense guy that understands what it's like to run a business in the real world. You'll not get "fluffy" from Bill! You'll get great advice even if you don't want to admit it to yourself, he's invariably right! Damn it! He takes time to get to know you and your business and gives timely advice that you can grow & learn from. Thank you, Recruitment Company "Bill is thoughtful, considered and calm. He has a real-world experience and a measured approach. If you're looking for a supportive coach, Bill is your man." Community Volunteer Company Having been in business for over 20 years taking Bill on as my business coach was a difficult decision, working with Bill on my business for over 6 months now – I can certainly see the difference and wished I taken on a coach years ago. I’m working less and earning more and getting better results across the whole business." Blinds & Curtain manufacturer & Supplier

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