Friday, January 7, 2011

Moving Toward 2020 Vision in 2011

Introductory Thoughts
  • One of the greatest gifts to the church is Twitter.
  • We're not here to build a program. Programs start big and die quickly. We're here to continue a Movement.
Vision Is A Team Sport
  • We think of vision as solely for the communicators or point leaders. But, Vision is a team sport. It’s football. Vision is for all. It’s not golf.
  • Vision-casters are vision-carriers. Vision-carriers are vision-casters.
  • “What we need is not new insights. What we need is what we already know.” – Mark Twain
  • The long-range impact of vision casting depends on the number of vision-carriers moving and carrying the vision forward.
  • The four words that limit the vision of any organization: “It’s not my job.”
Three Things All Leaders Must Do To Make Vision A Reality
  • Cast It
  • Live It
  • Celebrate It
Levels Of Vision Buy-In
  • Level 1 – People buy-in to the vision in order to benefit from it.
  • Level 2 – People buy-in to the vision in order to contribute comfortably to it.
  • Level 3 – People buy-in to the vision enough to give their lives to it.
If you're in the church, you're a vision caster.
Your role as a leader is to convince people if they don't join your movement they will miss out.
Your role as a leader is to also move people from Level 1 and 2 to Level 3.
Most people in Level 1 are complainers.

What Vision Is NOT
  • Vision is not limited to a one-time event.
  • Vision is not information. Your people are saying ”Don't inform me. I am already bombarded with information. Inspire me.”
  • Vision is never urgent until it’s too late.
Prioritizing Vision
  • Vision must be put on your calendar.
  • Each day ask “What did I do today to cast Vision?”
  • Make people feel uncomfortable with the statement “I did nothing today relative to the Vision.”
  • Vision is daily.
  • Vision is consistent.
  • Vision not repeated is just a one-time dream.
How To Continue A Movement
  • Start where you are.
  • Use what you have.
  • Do what you can.
  • Know that vision-casters and vision-carriers are great story-tellers.
  • You have an incredible vision-casting tool called a Thank You card. My goal is to send three handwritten cards daily … Here’s how you helped make the vision a reality.

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