One of the essential components of leadership is vision. Each year leadership students are required to do an assignment where they interview a political, educational, cooperate, and religious leader. One of the questions they ask involves the most important quality to the organization: core values, mission, or vision.
It is fascinating to learn which leader claims vision to be the most important and to read their explanation.
In the construction industry, when leaders examine blueprints they must demonstrate an ability to see the finished product in their mind. Only when they see it in their mind can they follow the blueprint accurately.
Spiritual leaders must demonstrate the same ability. To help Christians reach the goals set before them, leaders must see what it looks like in their mind.
Casting this kind of vision before others will help them stay focused and energized for the journey.
Mistakes are easily made during the construction phases when there is no vision. As Solomon wrote, “Where there is no vision, the people are unrestrained” (Pro. 29:18). The same is true for both the construction of buildings and the growth of the church.