Saturday, September 20, 2014

Visionary Leadership is not a walk in the park.


Visionary leadership is not a walk in the park; it's more like an awkward shuffle with a ball and chain around your ankle.

Spiritual visionary leadership is difficult yet rewarding; tiring yet dynamic! If you are visionary leader, then have a read of these eight steps (adapted from Dr. J. Robert Clinton, The Making of a Leader), on what he calls the Eight-Stage Leadership Backlash Cycle:
  1. The leader gets hold of a vision from God.
  2. The followers become convinced of the vision.
  3. The group moves in the direction outlined by the vision.
  4. The group then experiences persecution, hard times, or attacks from Satan (spiritual warfare) because of the impending implementation of the vision.
  5. There is backlash from the group.
  6. The leader is driven to God to seek affirmation of the original vision, and for perseverance in light of the opposition.
  7. God reveals himself further to the leader of the vision, and who he is, what he intends to do, and God provides reassurance of the fact that he will deliver the vision.
  8. God vindicates himself and the leader.
Visionary leadership is difficult. Now, grabbing a hold of a vision from God, and convincing others of the vision is generally the exciting part. People are energized and ready to change the world. The group moves forward and starts to 'kick some goals'. Then the roadblocks happen. I would suggest many a leader gives up at this point. Let me say this: Just because you come up against an obstacle does not invalidate the original vision, but more than likely confirms the importance of its fulfillment. Visionary leaders must push forward when opposition comes. Visionary leaders must not give up when group members turn their back away, become cynical and leave. Visionary leaders spend copious amounts of time in prayer and seek that the Lord would fulfil the vision. Visionary leaders don't give up in the midst of obstacles and set-backs. A God-given vision is a God-given opportunity for change.


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2 comments:

  1. Visionary leadership is essential for every business man they need the help of visionary leadership to develop their skills in business. It will definitely help in risk taking attitude; we definitely need the help of leadership and therefore we should follow several kinds of ingredients from different sources and I am sure with the help of effective leadership coaching we are able to develop our leadership attitude.

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  2. Definitely we can't measure leadership as a small thing; this is big really very big. We have to develop this ability in our personality as we know this is not by birth quality; therefore we should try to refine our leadership quality while following different guidelines. I hope from here we are also able to learn something good on leadership and I am sure through this we are also able to develop our leadership quality.
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