Casting a compelling vision is a key component of good leadership. That's the message of "People Aren't Following You Because You Aren't Being Clear," a recent blog post by Donald Miller.
Here's an excerpt:
"The world is standing before you, curious, asking where you’d like to take them. If you kind of have an answer, they’ll follow somebody else. If you want to be a leader, communicate clearly because that’s the only way anybody can know whether or not they want to join you.:
As you think about how effectively you cast vision, ask yourself these questions. They'll help you assess where you are and how you may be able to grow as a leader.
- Do I know what my group members are hoping to get out of our time together?
- Have I communicated to my group members what I want for them (as opposed to what I want from them)?
- Does my entire group understand the role of the Three Vital Relationships in their personal growth?
What other approaches do you take to ensure that you are casting a clear vision to your group members?