Vision – Values Cycle Tool: 5 Steps to Staying on Mission

Thus says the Lord: ‘Stand by the roads, and look, and ask for the ancient paths, where the good way is; and walk in it, and find rest for your souls.” (Jeremiah 6:16)

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Leadership Training In the Jungle of Costa Rica

Leading with vision is not easy. It does not look like a casual stroll through the park on a wide well-maintained path. Rather, leading with vision looks more like a jungle adventure, meandering through ups and downs, scaling sharp cliffs, making progress at times, and at other times standing still. One of the observations I’ve made about leading with vision is that that good visionary leaders understand the “Vision-Values Cycle.” Whether you are leading a small group, classroom, a business, or a family… here are some insights that will help you stay on your mission by using the Vision-Values Cycle Tool.


Vision Statements: Young Nepali girl MUST know gospel

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If you could point to one characteristic visionary leaders have that gives them the unique ability to cast vision, what would it be?

My pick would be that visionary leaders tend to use word pictures in their vision statements to paint a picture in people’s minds. Visionary leaders have a tenacious desire to inspire people to pour themselves into causes that they believe must happen. They know that vision is not just about sharing good ideas. Vision casting states reality and boldly asserts what must be done, now.