Now, having a clear vision of your endpoint is one thing, but communicating it unambiguously, consistently and in a way that inspires - over and over - is quite another.
As a former Olympic gold medalist, Steve is super passionate about having a clear vision that really drives motivation, focus and perseverance. Having transitioned his career to become the chief of Resimax Group, a successful property development business, he uses his sporting past to communicate powerful pictures of success to his people:
"You can imagine yourself there. You know what it looks like, smells like, sounds like. The more color you can put into that, the clearer the vision, the easier the focus can become," he says.
So true. Indeed, data from Study of Australian Leadership
confirms that organisational performance is linked to communication - the more widely employees are aware of performance targets, or in other words, what they're striving towards, the better the organisation performs.