A clear image of a potentially positive future state is powerful.
There is a lot of talk in leadership about having a vision.
You need a vision.
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You need to be able to see your team’s future state.
Prospection provides direction, optimism, planning and most importantly it helps us to keep going with that brighter future in mind.
What is Prospection?
Prospection refers broadly to the mental representation and evaluation of possible futures, including such functions as planning, prediction, and daydreaming. This ability fundamentally shapes human cognition, emotion, and motivation, and yet remains an understudied field of research.
The future mental image or the vision that the leader articulates and inspires people to be part of is critical to the success of the organisation.
But, how many of us have a clear vision of ourselves?
That’s 3 or 5 years down the line.
I mean a visual image of who we want to become, our Future Self. So many of us get trapped in the thinking that who we are today is who we will be in the future.
As Leaders, we have to see past the present and into the future. We have to see what could be, and what is possible.
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