If you’re a leader, you absolutely need to know what kind of direction you want to go. Spreading this direction is one of your key responsibilities. Next to that, the people you lead are relying on you to make decisions. Figuring out a direction and making those decisions are both always based on the information you have at your disposal. The higher the quality of the information you have, the better your choices will be.

But in order to know this direction, you need input as well. Never assume that because of your role, key pieces of information will automatically flow towards you. It is your responsibility to gather whatever you need. Sometimes this means that you’ll have to trigger your leaders to actually make plans and formulate their vision in order to share it with you. Which is actually a really good thing to keep pushing for.