Warren Bennis said this after his study of organisations,
“In every case where they had reached epiphanies, there was a leader who was able to enrol people in an exciting, insanely significant vision. Someone who was capable of reeling in the advocates and supporters to work with him or her. They all believed that they could make a dent in the universe.”(1997)
The signs of an effective organisational vision in your learning context will be evident in your followers. The leadership will need to be evaluating whether its members are reaching their potential and whether they being equipped to fulfil their role. Secondly the question must be asked at all levels are people learning? It will be the leadership vision and effective management of the vision that will enable your organisation to achieve new goals.
Warren Bennis (1997) also states what leaders must create is the social architecture that encourages people to work together successfully. The difficulty facing leadership is to harness egos to unleash the potential that is available. For an organisation the social structure must extent beyond superficial social niceties and be channelled into the practical aspects of fulfilling its vision. The social architecture will be constructed through its reorganisation as a “learning organisation” in which each of its participants becomes a contributing learner.