For a great enterprise vision to be realized one must have more than just a vision of an innovation or perceivable future. Leaders must have a workable product or service and a sustainable operation. You see many people have great ideas but cannot attain a sustainable product and business operation. It is only when they achieve both a workable product and a sustainable operation that produces profitability is a great vision realized or a core business model vision attained.
That is the main attribute of all great leaders. Not only to produce a great product or service but to produce a visionary core business model. All great leaders have realized a great core business model vision. Think about it, when Steve Jobs developed Apple it was not about one computer it was about the perspective of how technology would improve our lives. Apple had a core business model of great technology as easy to use as an appliance.
Similarly, Jack Welch with General Electric turned around an aligning company to fix its core business model. His vision to serve customers in a profitable way meant to be at least first or second in its respective markets or get rid of the product. Jacks’ vision fixed GE’s focus and GE’s core business model. Even Thomas Edison produced a successful operation and a sustainable core business model based on a product invention development business.
Great leaders know core business model vision. They instinctively understand what it takes to not only develop a product or service but how to produce a sustainable core business model from an innovation or idea. These great leaders can see the future is a new way and understand a complete path to attain the vision with a sustainable operation. That is the main aspect of all great business leaders, an actualized core business model vision. It is not often we witness an actualized core business model vision, but when one does, we all benefit with better service and many times improvement of overall life.