The Ability To See The Necessary Outcomes That Form The Path To Accomplishing An Articulated Purpose.
Vision is the first of the four F3 Leadership Skills (VAPE). These are the abilities that enable a Q to do what a Leader does, as opposed to the F3 Leadership Characteristics, which are the attributes that enable the Q to be what a Leader is. Vision is a Skill, not a Characteristic.
Vision is the ability to see the necessary Outcomes that form the path to accomplishing an Articulated Purpose. Outcomes, in the deliberate sense meant here, are the necessary interim stages toward a larger goal. What Leaders see when they Visualize is both the goal (the Articulated Purpose) and the interim stages (the Outcomes) required to get there. Leadership begins with Vision.
Because Visualization is inherent in Leadership, describing a man as a “visionary leader” is like saying that a lake is full of “wet water”
Water is by definition wet, so a substance that is not wet cannot be water. It is the same for a Leader. A man who does not Visualize cannot do what a Leader does. Of course, as with any other Skill, some men are more Visionary than others. Therefore, a man can still be a Leader without the Vision of a Martin Luther or a Martin Luther King. He will just be a different kind of Leader.
Read More VISION:The ability to see the necessary Outcomes that form the path to accomplishing an Articulated Purpose. (Q3.8).
For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.
For still the vision awaits its appointed time; it hastens to the end—it will not lie. If it seems slow, wait for it; it will surely come; it will not delay.
Where there is no prophetic vision the people cast off restraint, but blessed is he who keeps the law.
“You may have a fresh start any moment you choose, for this thing that we call ‘failure’ is not the falling down, but the staying down.”
— Mary Pickford
“It is never too late to be what you might have been.”
— George Eliot
“We must be willing to get rid of the life we’ve planned, so as to have the life that is waiting for us. The old skin has to be shed before thenewone can come.”
— Joseph Campbell
Daily Storytelling Time
There once was a man who had nothing for his family to eat. He had an old shotgun and three shells. So, he decided that he would go out and kill something for dinner. As he went down the road, he saw a rabbit and he shot at the rabbit and missed it. Then he saw a squirrel and fired a shot at the squirrel and missed it.
As he went further, he saw a wild turkey in the tree and he had only one bullet, but a voice came to him and said “pray first, aim high and stay focused.”
However, at the same time, he saw a deer which was a better kill. He brought the gun down and aimed at the deer. But, then he saw a rattle snake between his legs about to bite him, so he naturally brought the gun down further to shoot the rattlesnake.
Still, the voice said again to him, “I said ‘pray, aim high and stay focused.”
So, the man decided to listen to the voice. He prayed, then aimed the gun high up in the tree and shot the wild turkey.
The bullet bounced off the turkey and killed the deer. The handle fell off the gun and hit the snake in the head and killed it. And, when the gun had gone off, it knocked him into a pond.
When he stood to look around, he had fish in all his pockets, a dead deer and a turkey to eat. The snake (Satan) was dead simply because the man listened to God.
Moral of the story: Pray first before you do anything, aim and shoot high in your goals, and stay focused on God.