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A Time for Vibrationary Leadership

Posted by Herman Najoli on May 9, 2011

We live in epic times. The flow of our times demands leadership that soars above responding to today’s challenges. We need an ability to discern the future so that we can operate in the realm of sensing tomorrow’s challenges. Two critical leadership competencies needed are: vibrationary leadership and visionary leadership. If you’ve seen the movie Click you may be able to discern how we need to go BEYOND today and into tomorrow. Great vision allows us to get into a vibration mode of life. So much has been said and written about visionary leadership but few people understand vibrationary leadership. I’ll focus on vibrationary leadership in this post.

The difference between visionary and vibrationary leadership is that whereas visionary leadership guides and directs by the power of a compelling desire propelled by a glimpse of the future, vibrationary leadership discerns trends, senses opportunities and taps into potentialities. Understanding the heartbeat of the future is more powerful than any vision we could ever have. We learn this easily from the human body. Before thoughts are deposited in the mind, they are birthed in the heart. The heart is therefore the center of life. Out of it flows the issues of life. The seed of vision is always in the heart. That’s why a visionary has passion and fire in his soul. His heart is ablaze. Vibrationary leaders develop the ability to hear the silent beating of coming changes in society and thus strategically position themselves to make the very best of the moment.

If we are going to be precise in the 21st century, we must be visionary leadership but also learn to embrace vibrationary leadership. Otherwise we shall have visions that will stall in the face of rapid societal changes. A New millenium requires a New strategy. Our organizations should be able to vibrate with the beating of society’s heart. Transitioning from vision to vibration is in essence shifting our focus from seeing to hearing. While it is essential that we be able to see what is happening in our environment, it is much more important that our ears be well tuned in order to hear the silent rumblings of change. This means that our ears should be close to society’s heart and needs. Sound is a series of vibrations moving as waves through air. Ringing a bell for example, sets off vibrations in the air. Detection of these vibrations or sound waves is called hearing. It is essential to understand how the ear works. Humans hear by bone conduction or primarily by detecting airborne sound waves, which are collected by the auricles. The auricles help locate the direction of sound. Then one turns to focus on the direction. Therefore hearing comes before seeing. This is very important.

This transition will require a change from structure to rhythm. We should be able to learn the unforced rhythm of guiding our organizations through transitionary moments. This will require a greater degree of sensitivity. It is this sensitivity to society’s needs that will enable us to engage and participate effectively in what’s happening within our communities.

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