How effective leaders mind the gap...
Upon having a great vision and sharing it:
1. Make it safe for people to talk about their fears.
2. Focus the team on the next milestone (keep milestones close enough - e.g. 1 month away - so the next one doesn't feel too far).
3. Build capabilities - through resources, money, skills, people, coaching.
4. Attend to opportunities as well as risk.
5. Break down silos - allow for horizontal communication and decision making.
(Leadership: Mind The Gap | Michael Hollewand | TEDxSouthBank: http://youtu.be/CXrZehgMoQY