Able to motivate and inspire others to action
What is it?
Inspiring others is the ability of managers to envision what can be accomplished and then getting their team excited about that goal. Everyone wants to feel like they are contributing to something important. Visionary leaders are able to cast a vision that engages the hearts and minds of workers.
Why is it important?
Without a strong and compelling vision, people lose interest in their work and disengage from their jobs. Billions of dollars are lost every year because of low productivity and poor employee performance. Managers are constantly frustrated by unmotivated employees who do the bare minimum in their jobs. As a result, many managers live in a constant state of irritation because they rarely see employees living up to their potential and working hard for the company.