I just got off the phone with a senior leader at a multinational. He’s experienced, highly competent and in the middle of a turnaround situation.
During our call, I asked him “so what’s your vision for your team next year? How do they need to grow and step up? What would you like them to be doing differently this time in twelve months.”
This stumped him. “You’re right, this is important. And actually, I’ve been meaning to think this through properly but there are so many operational demands right now I’ve not had the time to think clearly. I’m taking some holidays over Christmas, so will try to give it some thought then.”