Visionary Leadership: Creating a World to Which People Want to Belong
Paperback 284 pages
At some point in our lives we have probably all felt the desire to “change the world” or to “make the world a better place.” This desire usually stems from a “vision” that our lives or our world could be enriched or improved in some way. Such visions of the future often provide guidance and direction for our lives and our work, furnishing the motivation and impetus for change on many levels.
This book examines some of the essential skills and tools that are required to bring about change and “create a world to which people want to belong” – the skills and tools of “visionary leadership”. These skills relate to forming and clarifying one’s own dreams and ideas, sharing those ideas with others, transforming those dreams into actions, and engaging the help of others to bring dreams and ideas into reality. Many of the skills presented in this book have been modeled from and were inspired by effective leaders and managers from around the world. These skills include communicating, interacting and managing relationships within an organization, network or social system in order to move towards one’s highest aspirations.
Some of the topics covered include:
Releasing natural leadership abilities through the identification of your vision and mission
Developing and maintaining states of personal excellence
Forming effective plans
Recognizing and addressing different thinking styles
Understanding and managing beliefs and belief systems
Enhancing personal effectiveness in communicating and in managing others
Exploring and enriching personal leadership styles