To Lead, Create a Shared Vision

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Before you can create a shared vision you just establish trust.

Now you state, “I am truth worthy. Yet, how do I establish trust with my team and share my vision that could be handed off to competitors or even competing vendors?” Your team wants to understand where you started, how you arrived at this vision; they want to share your the journey.

Understanding what you want or should share with your team is always a delicate line. If you don’t draw in others in your vision you’ll be pushing an empty shopping cart with a sign in it called ‘vision.’ It will be a lonely ride. So where do you start? Picture your vision and the future. This is what you’d ideally like to see realized. Not all of this vision and image can be shared. I understand that. However, you can share pieces of that journey all the way through the end. Not every piece of the puzzle has to be communicated, as frankly not everyone will see, what you see. But others must be able to share in your vision, if it’s going to have a chance of being real.

Think about what you can share and less about what you can’t. Focus and expand on the pieces being shared and how they lay into that future realization.

Allow your team to share in your journey.

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Peter is a technology executive with over 20 years of experience, dedicated to driving innovation, digital transformation, leadership, and data in business. He helps organizations connect strategy to execution to maximize company performance. He has been recognized for Digital Innovation by CIO 100, MIT Sloan, Computerworld, and the Project Management Institute. As Managing Director at OROCA Innovations, Peter leads the CXO advisory services practice, driving digital strategies. Peter was honored as an MIT Sloan CIO Leadership Award Finalist in 2015 and is a regular contributor to on innovation. Peter has led businesses through complex changes, including the adoption of data-first approaches for portfolio management, lean six sigma for operational excellence, departmental transformations, process improvements, maximizing team performance, designing new IT operating models, digitizing platforms, leading large-scale mission-critical technology deployments, product management, agile methodologies, and building high-performance teams. As Chief Information Officer, Peter was responsible for Connecticut’s Health Insurance Exchange’s (HIX) industry-leading digital platform transforming consumerism and retail-oriented services for the health insurance industry. Peter championed the Connecticut marketplace digital implementation with a transformational cloud-based SaaS platform and mobile application recognized as a 2014 PMI Project of the Year Award finalist, CIO 100, and awards for best digital services, API, and platform. He also received a lifetime achievement award for leadership and digital transformation, honored as a 2016 Computerworld Premier 100 IT Leader. Peter is the author of Learning Intelligence: Expand Thinking. Absorb Alternative. Unlock Possibilities (2017), which Marshall Goldsmith, author of the New York Times No. 1 bestseller Triggers, calls "a must-read for any leader wanting to compete in the innovation-powered landscape of today." Peter also authored The Power of Blockchain for Healthcare: How Blockchain Will Ignite The Future of Healthcare (2017), the first book to explore the vast opportunities for blockchain to transform the patient experience. Peter has a B.S. in C.I.S from Bentley University and an MBA from Quinnipiac University, where he graduated Summa Cum Laude. He earned his PMP® in 2001 and is a certified Six Sigma Master Black Belt, Masters in Business Relationship Management (MBRM) and Certified Scrum Master. As a Commercial Rated Aviation Pilot and Master Scuba Diver, Peter understands first hand, how to anticipate change and lead boldly.