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LEADERSHIP PRINCIPLES: "a leader to be able to communicate that vision"

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Has the organization’s vision been internalized by the team? 

Written by Barry-Werner 

It is one thing to have a vision; it is quiet another for a leader to be able to communicate that vision to others to enable them to embrace and internalize it.

Read 1 Chronicles 28:1-21.

When God provided David with a vision of the Jerusalem temple, he wanted to be personally instrumental in making that dream a reality. But the Lord told David that the job of building the temple would be given to his son and successor Solomon. 

David chose not to view himself as having been cut out of the action. Instead, he energetically undertook his new charge – that of communicating the vision for the temple in a manner that would infect Solomon and enlist his unwavering support.

Notice how this great leader passed on his vision to the leader that followed him:

David demonstrated to Solomon the magnitude of this vision when he assembled all the leaders of Israel and spoke openly to them of the vision for a temple (vv. 1-2).
He made it clear the vision was from God (v. 3).
David assured the other leaders, who would ultimately help Solomon succeed or fail, that this enormous vision would be accomplished because God would enable Solomon to get the job done (v. 6).

He informed Solomon in the presence of the other national leaders that he was to lead the charge in building the temple (vv. 6-7). He affirmed God’s choice for the task.

David identified the great need for help. He made it clear that completing this vision would require total devotion to the Lord and to the work. A halfhearted effort would not get the job done (vv. 8-10).

David gave Solomon sufficient detail about the plans for the temple construction that Solomon could also visualize the finished project (vv. 11-19).

David gave Solomon the encouragement he needed to believe he could complete the project (vv. 20-21).

Are any of the vision-casting ideas David utilized transferable to your situation? One of the most significant tasks any leader can undertake is infecting their team with organizational vision and confidence to make it a reality.
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