Balancing vision and execution is no easy task for leaders.

It requires careful consideration and strategic planning to achieve success.

On one hand, a leader must have a clear vision for the future, while on the other hand, they must be able to execute that vision effectively.

This challenge is what we call The Leader’s Dilemma, and it is a real challenge that many leaders face.

The truth is, some leaders become so focused on their vision that they lose sight of the day-to-day operations needed to execute that vision.

Others, however, become so focused on execution that they lose sight of the bigger picture and the long-term vision.

Finding the right balance between these two elements is crucial for the success of any organisation.

Here are some strategies that can help leaders balance vision and execution:

  1. Leaders must define their vision clearly. This means making sure that everyone in the organisation understands what the vision is and what it means for them. A clear vision provides a common goal that everyone can work towards.
  2. Leaders must break down the vision into smaller, achievable goals. This makes the vision more tangible and easier to execute. It also allows them to track progress and adjust their strategy as needed.
  3. Leaders must communicate the vision effectively. By using verbal and visual aids, such as graphs, charts, and diagrams. Leaders should use language that resonates with team members and inspires them to take action towards achieving the vision.
  4. Leaders must empower their teams. By providing them with the tools and resources they need to execute the vision. This includes providing training, guidance, and support.
  5. Leaders must measure progress regularly. This allows them to track whether the vision is being executed effectively and adjust their strategy as needed.


Successfully balancing vision and execution requires skillful leadership, effective communication, and a willingness to adapt.

Leaders who can find the right balance between these two elements can create a thriving organisation that can achieve its goals and make a difference in the world.

By defining your vision clearly, breaking it down into achievable goals, communicating it effectively, empowering your team, and measuring progress regularly, you can overcome The Leader’s Dilemma and lead your organisation to success.