10 Elements of Vision Casting
Vision casting often gets a bad rap. I believe that’s because many of us don’t understand what it is or what takes place in effective vision casting. Below are 10 elements of vision casting.
If you are leader and haven’t had to cast vision for a project or team, just hold on. The time will come when you will be asked, by leaders above you or team members below you, to cast vision for a certain project or team/organization. Do not fear. The more you prepare now, the more likely you will be effective when the opportunity arises. John Maxwell has written a very helpful list of 10 elements of effective vision casting in his book The 17 Indisputable Laws of Teamwork:
- Clarity: brings understanding to the vision (answers what the people must know and what I want them to do)
- Connectedness: brings the past, present, and future together
- Purpose: brings direction to the vision
- Goals: bring targets to the vision
- Honesty: brings integrity to the vision and credibility to the vision caster
- Stories: bring relationships to the vision
- Challenge: brings stretching to the vision
- Passion: brings fuel to the vision
- Modeling: brings accountability to the vision
- Strategy: brings process to the vision
Though not exhaustive, Maxwell’s list is a great place to start and reflect on what you value and what your team values. I hope you find it as helpful as I did.
I lead communications at College Park Church in Indianapolis, IN. We are a communications team serving a family of five churches around central Indiana.
I am also a husband, father of three girls under 6 years old, and a lifelong student of entrepreneurship.
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