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Can we have two Visionaries?

Today, I want to talk to you about a question that we actually get surprisingly often. The question is, “Can we have two Visionaries in our Accountability Chart™?”

Before I give you the whole explanation, I want to give you the quick and simple answer, which is — no! You cannot have two Visionaries in your Accountability Chart™.

I want to give you a picture of what that looks like. Imagine an Accountability Chart™ with Functional Leaders and an Integrator trying to have two Visionaries at the top. It would create so much confusion, no clarity, and really just total chaos. We’ve got to clarify. We can only have one person sit in that Visionary seat for us. Let’s talk about the process to get there.

The first thing to be clear on is that if someone’s an owner it doesn’t necessarily mean that they’re a Visionary. It’s important that you go and take the Visionary Assessment as a group. When you’re completing that assessment, make sure that you’re honest with yourself. Make sure that you’re honest with the team. Then sit back and take a look.

Most of the time there’s one person who is the clear Visionary. Every once in awhile there might be two that show strength in the Visionary area and maybe even more than that. If that’s the case, think about how much Visionary your business needs and who’s really going to be able to fill that seat best for your company. That’s who goes in the seat.

Where do the other folks go? A lot of times people who have strong Visionary capabilities are great in the sales seat or a business development seat or maybe even R&D. Look at what your business needs. See if they may be a best fit for one of those seats where they can create tremendous value for the organization and really play in their unique ability.

Other times, someone may simply not be a good fit any place on the Accountability Chart™. They may be happy to sit in the Owner’s Box™ where they know they can stay plugged in to what’s going on in their business. They can receive their share of profits knowing that the best and strongest team is in place in the organization.

Three key points to wrap this one up:

  1. NO! You can’t have two Visionaries in the Accountability Chart™.
  2. Take the Visionary Assessment and be honest. Be honest with yourself. Be honest with your team.
  3. If you’re not going to sit in the Visionary seat, see if there’s another seat that you might be the best fit for. Or, see if you just might want to sit in the Owner’s Box™

Come see us on Take the Visionary and Integrator assessments. See where you’re great. See where you could use some help. We’ve been having some great discussions with other Visionaries & Integrators over on LinkedIn and Facebook.  Regardless of where you are in your process, I encourage you to join the conversation! And finally, read Rocket Fuel. If you’ve already read Rocket Fuel, and you liked it, we’d love to see a review from you on Amazon. We’d really love to hear what you think.

Until next time, Go ROCKET!



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