Vision - The Indispensable Quality of Leadership

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  1. 6229 MAC

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    [FONT=&quot]Vision - The Indispensable Quality of Leadership[/FONT]
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    [FONT=&quot]What's the secret to creating a vision for your Lodge - one so powerful that everyone catches its contagious spirit in working toward a common goal?[/FONT]
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    [FONT=&quot]Vision - The Indispensable Quality of Leadership[/FONT]
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    [FONT=&quot]All effective leaders have a vision of what they must accomplish. That vision becomes the energy behind every effort and the force that pushes through all the problems. With vision, a leader is on a mission. His or her contagious spirit is felt among the crowd until others begin to rise alongside.[/FONT]
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    [FONT=&quot]One of the most common questions from people in leadership positions is, "How do I get a vision for my Lodge?" That is a crucial question, because until it is answered, a person will be a leader in name only.[/FONT]
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    [FONT=&quot]Look Within You - What Do You Feel?[/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot]You can't borrow somebody else's vision. It must come from inside of you. The thing that brings it out is passion.[/FONT]
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    [FONT=&quot]Look Behind You - What Have You Learned?[/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot]Every leader's vision is based on his or her own personal experience. What does your past tell you about your future?[/FONT]
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    [FONT=&quot]Look Around You - What Is Happening to Others?[/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot]As a leader, you must always take into account other people. If others aren't with you, you aren't leading.[/FONT]
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    [FONT=&quot]Look Ahead of You - What Is the Big Picture?[/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot]Leaders don't get bogged down in the moment. They see everything from the vantage point of the mountaintop. That's why their goals are called vision.[/FONT]
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    [FONT=&quot]Look Beside You - What Resources Are Available to You?[/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot]Your vision must be bigger than you. The greater it is, the more resources it will require. The best leaders bring all of the resources in their world into play to accomplish something great.[/FONT]
     
  2. MacFie

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    And then constantly repeat throughout the process, What have you learned?
     
  3. 6229 MAC

    6229 MAC Registered User

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    That I might travel in foreign countries, work for and receive Masters wages
     
  4. JTM

    JTM "Just in case" Premium Member

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    Good post. Moved to Words of Wisdom, though.
     
  5. Bro.BruceBenjamin

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    I like this alot. One plants the seed and the next waters the seed. I see this as a way for one WM to continue in the Vision of the next while implementing his own ideas as well. Goal setting for lodges.
     
  6. Blake Bowden

    Blake Bowden Administrator Staff Member

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    Good stuff
     

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