Week 8 – 10/17: Creating a Vision

Learning Outcomes

As a result of completing this module, students will be able to:

  1. Create a personal vision statement
  2. Analyze a vision statement

Due Date Overview

Work Due Tuesday: 10/14 Due Friday: 10/17
Required Reading Chapter 7 None
Learning Activities Blog Post #6 |  Personal Vision Statement  | Vision Statement Analysis Participation
Assignments Leadership Learning Module Part I

Required Reading

  • Northouse, P. G. (2009). Introduction to leadership: Concepts and practice. Los Angeles: Sage Publications. Chapter 7

Learning Activities

Due Tuesday, 10/14

  • Personal Vision Statement: Using the characteristics of vision statements and methods for articulating a vision statement listed in the text, create a vision statement for your future (this could be focused toward your future career, a group you hope to lead or just a vision for you to reference) including an image that serves as a symbol to support your vision (see page 159 for more information about symbols).  Post your vision statement and symbol in a new blog post with a subject that represents your vision (see how we’re getting creative with blog post titles now?).
    • Watch this video about creating a personal vision statement

  • Vision Statement Analysis: Locate a vision statement from an organization (it could be one you belong to, did belong to at some point, or even one you want to belong to).  Create a new blog post and label it something representative of your thoughts of the vision statement you are analyzing. Insert the text of the vision statement, including information about the organization and then include a narrative where you analyze the vision statement based on the five characteristics and methods for articulating a vision listed in the text.

Due Friday, 10/17

  • Participation: Respond to at least one of your classmate’s personal visions statement and vision statement analysis posts (a link will to all blogs will be posted here). Participating through blog post discussion allows you to foster discussion, debate, and inspire new thinking. When reading your colleague’s post, be mindful. Do you agree or disagree with their assessment of the reading/perspectives? Why? Is there something your colleague missed that would help inform his/her post? Do you have questions that are unanswered after reading their post? Have we/you read another article that offers different insight into the topic? If so, how would that author feel about your classmate’s post?