Published on May 21, 2008
The Leader as Formulator &Communicator of the Vision
• What is it?
• What is it?• Why is it so important for leadership?
• What is it?• Why is it so important for leadership?• How do I get it?
What Is It? … Definition
aspirations measure hope 3 to 5 yearsclear Vision success How easy world road map compelling to understand change concrete terms role
It’s like making preparations for a family vacation
A longing for the Ideal
A new Church will begin to arise in England. Itwill take the form of many single cell groupsacross the land, united in a common bondfounded on grace and truth. No longerrecognizing denominational badges, peoplewill look to see the mark of spirit-filled faith ineach other. This Church will bear all thehallmarks of an underground resistancemovement. It will consist of people who “donot love their lives even unto the death.” Themost powerful weapon that this army wields islove – a love that conquers all, costs all andnever fails! House Church Movement, Great Britain
“To glorify God by being a faithfulsteward of all that is entrusted to usand to have a positive influence on allwho come in contact with Chick-fil-A."
“Make a contribution to theworld by making tools for themind that advance humankind." Apple
Why is this consideredcore leadership behavior?
Foresight &Servant Leadership
The LeadershipPerspective Right Now
The LeadershipPerspective About Now
The LeadershipPerspective Now
The Leadership NowPerspective
The Leadership NowPerspective
How can I get a vision?
Culture UpA Bubble
What is the relationship between visioning and planning?
Viewing Time as a Resource
Questions to help us make the link
Questions to help us make the link• What are appropriate structures, systems, people, and values for that future?
Questions to help us make the link• What are appropriate structures, systems, people, and values for that future?• How do they differ from the current ones.
Questions to help us make the link• What are appropriate structures, systems, people, and values for that future?• How do they differ from the current ones?• What steps are necessary to move them from here to there?
A blurry vision A blurry vision is not very pleasant.is not very pleasant.
The harvest is plentiful.
Action Items Interview people
Action Items Interview people Look at your past
Action Items Interview people Look at your past Scan the environment
Action Items Interview people Look at your past Scan the environment Ask good questions
Action Items Interview people Look at your past Scan the environment Ask good questions Prepare to be challenged
Action Items Interview people Look at your past Scan the environment Ask good questions Prepare to be challenged Write a vision statement
Action Items Interview people Look at your past Scan the environment Ask good questions Prepare to be challenged Write a vision statement Do it! (II Chr 28:20)
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Dr. Greg WaddellProfessor Mid-South Christian College, Memphis, TNEmail: DrGregWaddell@LeadStrategic.comWeb: www.midsouthcc.org901-3765-4400
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