Develop a Vision

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Introduction
Within the heart of every organization, there are leaders with their own personal motivation and reasons as to why they want to lead. There is some difficulty understanding these factors and how to discover what motivates a leader to step up and take the reigns. Transparency within an organization is a way to identify what motivates these leaders, and it also serves as a way to identify potential leaders. Having an authentic leader as a visionary you will recognize them from other leaders as their imagination is as big as the vision they are trying to gain buy-in for their organization.
In this paper, I will define the leadership styles of a visionary and the necessary steps to inspire a vision that can be shared for a new division. I will further elaborate on the creation process and explain why I included these steps in my strategy.
Leadership styles
In her article (Rehman 2011) stated in the introduction that leader is a personality, who has the capability to influence others and the leadership is what leaders do to influence the group to achieve some defined goals. She further went on to articulate the various leadership styles that have been studied. Transformational and transactional leadership were identified as the most studied in the behavioral sciences.
For the leadership team that was tasked with creating the new Information Security Office (ISO), they can be identified as being both transformational and transactional. My director encourages me to explore new ways of doing things and to be creative with whatever I am tasked with. Another trait that leaders with this style are known for doing, is supporting team members as individuals and not the most important trait that I admire in my director is...

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