Monday, June 29, 2009
What does it take to be a truly visionary leader?
What is it that makes a visionary becomes a visionary leader?
A visionary may dream wonderful visions of the future and articulate them with great inspiration. A visionary is good with words. But a visionary leader is good with actions as well as words, and so can bring his/her vision into reality in the world; thus transforming it in some way.
More than words are needed for a vision to take form in today's world. It requires leadership and heartfelt commitment.
Visionary leaders are the builders of a new dawn, working with imagination, insight and boldness. They present a challenge that calls forth the best in people and brings them together around a sharedsense of purpose. They work with the power of intentionality and alignment with a higher purpose. Their eyes are on the horizon, not just on the near at hand. They are social innovators and change agents, seeing the big picture and thinking strategically.