Vision: See, Share, Act, Deliver

Are you standing with others shoulder-to-shoulder or nose-to-nose?


Kat Cole is COO and President, North America at FOCUS Brands (parent company to Cinnabon, Inc., Carvel Ice Cream, Moe's, and many other leading restaurants.) Kat is responsible for leading, evolving and building a team and a multi-channel brand. In this video, Kat talks about the power of strategic vision, and shares that bringing clarity to what you see is the first step in progressive vision. She explains that people who lead -- themselves, their colleagues, their communities -- often see the big picture and imagine the impossible. But the ability to see a preferred future doesn't just happen. It takes mutual understanding and collaborative action -- the ability to "stand shoulder-to-shoulder instead of nose-to-nose." Kat shares that when we bring this kind of vision clarity and collaboration, the results can be magical.

Strategic vision not only helps organizations reach their objectives by laying the roadmap to their goals, but when coupled with collaboration, strategic vision can become an unstoppable force in your organizational culture and team success.

Listen as Kat shares insights on strategic vision and how to develop collaboration and clarity. Watch this and other videos on strategic vision on Leadercast!

I think when you're the one that in that moment sees something that others don't see, it's pretty powerful to realize you're not dreaming, you're seeing something that exists. Others might not be able to see it because of their circumstances, what they've gone through, how long they've been in a situation. But if you see it, it's there. And the power that comes from that clarity, if you pair with that collaboration, and bringing others along with you, and shoulder-to-shoulder viewing of that vision versus nose-to-nose trying to convince people, it is magical, literally magical what can happen. Their cloudy glasses go away, their belief systems are elevated to see what you see, and then they start spreading the word. And so you see it, and then you work with them to see it, and you share it with them, and then they help others see it. And then it is this endless cycle of progressive vision that translates to belief, that translates to actions, that ultimately ends up delivering results. But it all starts with having the courage to see and really having the openness and the humility and the courage to share and bring others along with you so that they see, not so that you tell them what you see, but so that they see. And then they believe, and then they can act, and then they can deliver. 

Kat Cole

Kat Cole’s twitter handle reads “Connected-Creative-Conscious-Community building Capitalist, Biz Advisor, MBA, Coffee-loving Chronic Learner” – this not only describes her as a person, it describes the philosophies she applies to busi...

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