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 t...
SomethingSignificant
Communicatedthroughmetaphors
It’s like making preparations for a family vacation
A longing for the            Ideal
Originality
Emotional Appeal
Some Examples
A new Church will begin to arise in England. Itwill take the form of many single cell groupsacross the land, united in a c...
“To glorify God by being a faithfulsteward of all that is entrusted to usand to have a positive influence on allwho come i...
“Make a contribution to theworld by making tools for themind that advance humankind."                     Apple
Why is this consideredcore leadership behavior?
Foresight &Servant Leadership
Lead inTheLeadership
The LeadershipPerspective
The LeadershipPerspective                 Right                 Now
The LeadershipPerspective                 About                 Now
The LeadershipPerspective      Now
The Leadership   NowPerspective
The Leadership   NowPerspective
How can I get a vision?
Reason
Culture      UpA Bubble
Intuition
Prayer
What is the relationship between  visioning and planning?
Trends
Emerging Issues
Wildcards
Cycles
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...
Questions to help us make the link• What are appropriate structures, systems,  people, and values for that future?• How do...
Conclusion
A blurry vision    A blurry vision is not very pleasant.is not very pleasant.
The harvest is plentiful.
Action Items
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 chall...
Action Items   Interview people   Look at your past   Scan the environment   Ask good questions   Prepare to be chall...
Action Items   Interview people   Look at your past   Scan the environment   Ask good questions   Prepare to be chall...
Sources CitedKouzes, J. M., and B. Z. Posner, The Leadership Challenge: How to Keep   Getting Extraordinary Things Done in...
Dr. Greg WaddellProfessor Mid-South Christian College, Memphis, TNEmail: DrGregWaddell@LeadStrategic.comWeb: www.midsouthc...
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  1. 1. The Leader as Formulator &Communicator of the Vision
  2. 2. • What is it?
  3. 3. • What is it?• Why is it so important for leadership?
  4. 4. • What is it?• Why is it so important for leadership?• How do I get it?
  5. 5. What Is It? … Definition
  6. 6. aspirations measure hope 3 to 5 yearsclear Vision success How easy world road map compelling to understand change concrete terms role
  7. 7. SomethingSignificant
  8. 8. Communicatedthroughmetaphors
  9. 9. It’s like making preparations for a family vacation
  10. 10. A longing for the Ideal
  11. 11. Originality
  12. 12. Emotional Appeal
  13. 13. Some Examples
  14. 14. 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
  15. 15. “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."
  16. 16. “Make a contribution to theworld by making tools for themind that advance humankind." Apple
  17. 17. Why is this consideredcore leadership behavior?
  18. 18. Foresight &Servant Leadership
  19. 19. Lead inTheLeadership
  20. 20. The LeadershipPerspective
  21. 21. The LeadershipPerspective Right Now
  22. 22. The LeadershipPerspective About Now
  23. 23. The LeadershipPerspective Now
  24. 24. The Leadership NowPerspective
  25. 25. The Leadership NowPerspective
  26. 26. How can I get a vision?
  27. 27. Reason
  28. 28. Culture UpA Bubble
  29. 29. Intuition
  30. 30. Prayer
  31. 31. What is the relationship between visioning and planning?
  32. 32. Trends
  33. 33. Emerging Issues
  34. 34. Wildcards
  35. 35. Cycles
  36. 36. Viewing Time as a Resource
  37. 37. Questions to help us make the link
  38. 38. Questions to help us make the link• What are appropriate structures, systems, people, and values for that future?
  39. 39. 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.
  40. 40. 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?
  41. 41. Conclusion
  42. 42. A blurry vision A blurry vision is not very pleasant.is not very pleasant.
  43. 43. The harvest is plentiful.
  44. 44. Action Items
  45. 45. Action Items Interview people
  46. 46. Action Items Interview people Look at your past
  47. 47. Action Items Interview people Look at your past Scan the environment
  48. 48. Action Items Interview people Look at your past Scan the environment Ask good questions
  49. 49. Action Items Interview people Look at your past Scan the environment Ask good questions Prepare to be challenged
  50. 50. Action Items Interview people Look at your past Scan the environment Ask good questions Prepare to be challenged Write a vision statement
  51. 51. 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)
  52. 52. Sources CitedKouzes, J. M., and B. Z. Posner, The Leadership Challenge: How to Keep Getting Extraordinary Things Done in Organizations. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 1995.Kilpatrick, Andrea, and Les Silverman. "The Power of Vision." Strategy & Leadership 33, no. 2 (2005): 24-26. Available at ProQuest Databases (10 February 2006).Tichy, Noel M., and Mary Anne Devanna, The Transformational Leader: The Key to Global Competitiveness. New York: John Wiley & Sons, 1990. ISBN: 0-471-12726-4Heathfield, Susan M. "Employee Empowerment." Human Resources: About, Inc, 2006.Greenleaf, Robert K. Servant Leadership: A Journey Into the Nature of Legitimate Power & Greatness. New York: Paulist Press, 2002. Reprint, 1977.Davis, Stan, Future Perfect. Reading, MA: Addison-Wesley, 1996.Ford, Leighton, Transforming Leadership: Jesus Way of Creating Vision, Shaping Values, & Empowering Change. Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 1991.
  53. 53. Dr. Greg WaddellProfessor Mid-South Christian College, Memphis, TNEmail: DrGregWaddell@LeadStrategic.comWeb: www.midsouthcc.org901-3765-4400

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