Great leaders have more than just goals, they have a road map. It is great to have big ideas but unless you can show me the way there you do not have a plan.
Road maps need to hit the high points at a level that everyone on the team can understand and discuss.
These plans should not be set in stone, but they should take into account any obvious dependencies or “roadblocks.”
Road maps are just the start of the discussion, but without them, there is nothing to align with or improve upon.
Sure, the map is going to change, we are going to take detours, and we may even decide on another destination, but it is a leader’s job to always have an updated road map.