I recently spoke to Lisa Paxton Starr’s Passionate Christians Unite business group on 28 July. I spoke about vision in business and how entrepreneurs can create a vision in their minds of what the business or company can look like. I gave several examples from my military experiences and working in the defense industry. I gave them a couple of lessons learned from working in small to large organizations.
- “The Titanium Cylinders of Excellence:” Information should flow through the business units of any company. Organizations with the highest freedom of movement or interactive complex systems have the highest profit margins. Good ideas flow quicker. I worked in an organization where the mid-level leaders hadn’t met with each other in over three years! Steve Jobs said “Innovation comes from people meeting up in the hallways or calling each other at 10:30 at night with a new idea, or because they realized something that shoots holes in how we’ve been thinking about a problem.”
- Winston Churchill said “Empires of the future are empires of the mind.” If you can see it in your head and can picture the organization or business in your mind, you can figure out how it will function.
- Give prayers of praise when things are going good, give prayers of rejoicing when things are going bad.
- Write a vision statement of describing or defining what the purpose of your business is. It will help you figure out the how of your business when you have clarity of vision.