Ed Koch On Creating A Vision
Source: American Management Association
Every leader has the capacity to be visionary. A true visionary is someone who recognizes a need or opportunity and, regardless of conventional wisdom and skeptics, does something about it. Vision isn't forecasting the future, it is creating the future by taking action in the present to prepare for it. The ability to accommodate a vivid, imaginative conception of what you want to see happen can be powerfully motivating. Communicating in ways that instinctively appeal to people is an important part of turning your aim into reality. Put simply, a vision is "An image of your desired future," and it is always described in the present tense.