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Leadership 101: Where we at?

Posted by Herman Najoli on June 22, 2007

Many leaders do a great job of defining where the team, group or organization is headed but few ever take the time to address where they currently are.  Many organizations have vision statements that attempt to define and crystalize what the future will look like for them. However, many of these organizations fail to develop a clear idea of where they currently are. The present situation is the key to a future desired vision of where and what the organization will accomplish. Great leaders take the time to define the present as well as they define the future.

Someone once said that leadership is taking a group of people from where they are to where they should be. Based on this definition, it is clear to see that an understanding of where your people currently are is critical to the journey of taking them where they should be. Defining where they currently are means looking at their present successes and failures, clarifying the obstacles in their path, reviewing their resources, assessing their capabilities in light of past accomplishments and outlining what is being done that is bringing in desired results. Every journey has a starting point and an end. By starting with where you currently are, you are able to set in motion a process of advancement to where you want to be. 


2 Responses to “Leadership 101: Where we at?”

  1. Heidi said

    I so needed this today. I am working on a team build for our ministry at New life, and I stumbling. I know the vision, I live the passion, and encourage the volunteers, but I’m ready to make the lead from boring to exciting will the followers follow?

  2. Heidi, they will. Just let your passion show. Find key players in your team and let them buy into the vision first before you broadcast it to the entire group. I’m excited for you!

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