Vision in Leadership
Professor McCarthy founded the Pioneer Group 12 years ago. From the onset of that time, he had expressed vision of creating enormous wealth through the use of technology. Today, his technological based company has a global reputation not only for turning brainwaves into business but also for technological consultation. McCarthy’s visionary approach to making technological idea into revenue was highly honored during the technological rankings of 1990s. Later, he further stated the PA consulting group, just before expanding to the Pioneer in 1994. His vision was mainly to create a radically new environment that could foster technological entrepreneurship (Creative edge, 2001).
At pioneer companies, employees from divers’ fields and ethnic ground work together, McCarthy addresses, “It is an interdisciplinary culture.” One of the noble features of the Pioneers’ company is the presence of a strong board that is ready to provide stewardship to the large organization of about 600 hundred employees. The company also poses a peer-group review section that provides rigorous challenge to any emerging technological opportunity. Creativity is an important aspect to the drive of pioneer company. It acts as a measure of subjective and objective matrices. McCarthy’s vision for this business is strong that the culture and organization strategy has remained prompt since its inaugural to expand to the current size. One major secret of his leadership success is his believe in democratic leadership (Meindl, 1998)
When Diana was appointed as the head of the World Vision Company in April 1996, a visionary leader was not one of the important attributes that were considered. By the late ‘90s, managing most of the world institutions appeared to be one of the most challenging tasks an ordinary manager could face. As one of the companies of the ancient times, World Vision demanded an effective audit on performance and provision relevant roadmap in order to acquire the global success. To maintain a global network in the roadmap, radical changes were made to redirect the culture and the structure of the organization (DeAngelis, 2003). Today, the company is enjoying the numerous benefits that have been bestowed by the robust leadership style. Diana, the chairperson of the World Vision truly has a visionary aim for the charitable organization. Her main aim is to help the hopeless to have hope again in life. This radical step has made the entire world to understand their motive and help the program in resettling the lives of hopeless (Creative edge, 2001).
It is important to admire and agree with what McCarthy and Diana have attempted to do in order to accelerate visionary leadership in their organizations. In my analysis, they have attempted to include the broad set of principles and practices that are required by a visionary leader for these modern corporations to function effectively (DeAngelis, 2003). However as the world continues to evolve, get flatter, more diverse, and networked, it is important to adopt out model control systems that would be valued across the globe. Furthermore, the future situation calls for the leaders to understand that perhaps they are more significant tasks to carry besides becoming a visionary leader (Meindl, 1998). In conclusion, human visionary leadership in an organization is the basic instrument for shaping the structure and the image of every organization. Leaders need to realize that it is not an optical illusion but a skill that worth’s an effort in order to develop and maintain.
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