John Maxwell, leadership commentator and speaker said,
“People buy into the leader before they buy into the vision.”
John Maxwell's statement highlights an important truth about leadership - that the leader themselves is just as important as the vision they are trying to sell. It doesn't matter how compelling the vision may be; if people don't trust and respect the leader, they are unlikely to fully embrace it. This is because people want to be led by someone they believe in and feel confident in following.
Therefore, as a leader, it's essential to focus on building strong relationships with your team and earning their trust and respect. When people believe in you as a leader, they are more likely to be invested in your vision and work hard to make it a reality.
How connected are you to your team? Or are you just trying to sell a vision?