If you have a dream without the passion it will make you a dreamer but you'll never realize the dream. There's something about carrying the burden or the passion that gives legitimacy to the dream. A dream without the burden will never be realized. The burden without the dream will make life a drudgery. - John Maxwell
A person doesn't own the dream until they feel the responsibility of it.
1 Own the vision yourself
2 Engage the soul of the people
3 Speak to their needs
What do you cry about, sing about, dream about, laugh about, think about, talk about
Leaders touch a heart before they ask for a hand
4 Paint pictures on the inside of others
We want people to buy our picture.... but...
Leaders finish painting the picture of their people's dreams
If you start painting your picture before their's is finished you will lose them
5 Provide application, not just information
6 Communicate the benefits of buying into the vision
People change when they...
- Know enough that they're able to
- Care enough that they want to
- Hurt enough that they have to
7 Enlarge their world... show them a bigger dream
8 Model personal commitment
9 Allow time for acceptance
When you leave them you no longer lead them
20% antagonists - won't like anything
10 Create an atmosphere to cast the vision
11 Employ a variety of people to cast the vision in a trickle-down process
One person cannot connect with everybody
12 Demonstrate passion
Who we are is who we attract
People listen to us when they see...
a) our personal sacrifice or suffering
b) our identification with their needs
c) our integrity and trustworthiness
d) our experience and credibility
e) our vulnerability and transparency
f) our wisdom and insight
g) our humility and meekness
h) our abilities and expertise
i) our courage and convictions
How must we handle vision?
See it clearly
Show it creatively
Say it constantly