From John C. Maxwell’s book, Developing the Leader Within You 2.0, John writes about the importance of vision for a leader. He writes, “Developing the visionary within you. Since vision is the indispensable quality of leadership, you don’t want to find yourself in a leadership position or with leadership responsibilities without it.” He suggests that we identify our vision and increase our vision. To identify our vision he writes, “If you don’t have a clear vision for your leadership, then spend some time asking and answering the five questions contained in the chapter:

  1. Look within you. What do you feel?
  2. Look behind you. What have you learned?
  3. Look around you. What is happening to others?
  4. Look above you. What does God expect of you?
  5. Look ahead of you. What is the big picture?

To increase your vision, he writes, “If you’re not ahead of your people, you will eventually lose your value as a leader to them. You need to improve your ability to see more and before. To do that, focus on these three areas:

  1. Spend time with people who inspire you to dream bigger.
  2. Ask questions to help you see farther and wider.
  3. Develop a vision growth plan.


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Good day to you! I’m Bart Nollenberger, and one of my most profound mentors is and has been John C. Maxwell and others in the John Maxwell Team. This is why I chose to become an Executive Director as part of The John Maxwell Team. I have the privilege of offering my services as a mentor to many and one of the easiest ways this is done is through MasterMind Groups.

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