…as we move farther from the epicenter. This is true in so many physical forms:
- Volume (at a concert)
- Brightness of the sun
The same is true with leadership vision and direction in a project. The farther we move away from the leader (where the vision originates) the intensity of that vision begins to fade. Those who are further from the source will change its original intent and the plan begins to morph.
Perhaps that is a good thing. It is true that vision can be improved from the additional information and insight that others add to it. However, it is more common that the loss of intensity (and clarity) leads to fuzzy goals, misplaced objectives, and slowed momentum.
Leaders must communicate repeatedly throughout the organization to protect the intensity (and clarity) of the vision and direction of the project.