Leaders Are Visionary

January 6, 2010 — 2 Comments

Back in August I made a trip to Long Beach and rode along with a friend's mother-in-law who talked with me about the leader of her church. As we talked about her well known pastor, I heard her repeat over and over that her pastor was a "visionary."

Isn't that what leaders are to a certain extent? Leaders are visionary.

Not only are they visionary, but their vision is much larger than what they are capable of accomplishing on their own. That's what attracts people to them. The bigger the visionary leader, the bigger the vision, the bigger people that will be attracted to the vision.

Big visions attract big people.

As a leader, are you a visionary? Do you take regular time to think, dream and develop your vision?

I recently read Andy Stanley's book, Visioneering: God's Blueprint for Developing and Maintaining Vision. It's probably the best leadership book on vision that I've read, and recommend it to you.

Christopher L. Scott

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Christopher Scott is Small Groups Pastor at Rocky Hilly Community Church in Exeter, CA. He has more than ten years of experience leading volunteers, running nonprofit programs, and teaching the Bible in small group settings. He holds a bachelor's degree from Fresno Pacific University and master's degree from Dallas Theological Seminary.

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  • Steve Crenshaw

    Christopher, I think leaders are visionaries as well. The problem with most visionaries is they can’t help the crowd see their vision, so the vision falter. I love Andy Stanley’s book as well and encourage all my friends and leadersto read it. Enjoy the blog.

  • Christopher Scott

    Steve,
    Yes,
    Leaders who are visionary sometimes have trouble transferring the vision to others. That’s the tough thing, to help others see what the leader see’s.
    Sometimes as a leader things seem so clear in our head, but it’s more fuzzy when we try to share it with others. That’s why I believe visions need to be simple. A leader has to be able to share his vision in one sentence.
    I’m glad you enjoy the blog and hope you find it helpful to you as a leader.