“The only limits are, as always, those of vision.”
— James Broughton
“Visionary people face the same problems everyone else faces;
but rather than get paralyzed by their problems,
visionaries immediately commit themselves to finding a solution.”
— Bill Hybels
I’ve seen and worked for a lot of people in charge. They were owners, managers, and other titles and I would have a hard time calling them visionaries; although I was always wanting to be associated with one like that. I was fortunate enough to have been associated with a couple of them.
On the other side of that, most of the rest of them I would call revisionaries. Start something, change it, change it again, blow it out, bring in a new one, change it, change it, blow it out and so on. Executive managers would come back from a seminar or business group meeting all fired up and insist this new, improved, magical system be immediately installed and successful in a few days. Then after everyone has flit about and screwed up the existing systems, to allow for the new one, a change order comes down. And so it keeps going. Revisionaries.
The main difference is that revisionaries don’t have a vision because a vision doesn’t change all the time. If I were headed to the moon, it would certainly be counterproductive to head to Saturn, then Venus, then Mars, the the moon, then whatever. Lots of activity, but no real growth.
It’s so much better to have a vision of where you want to go, develop a basic plan however imperfect it may be, get going, then let your team help you make the minor course corrections toward the vision. But, the vision doesn’t change. There is nothing but growth in this way.
Changing Direction Often Is Sure To Hinder Arrival.
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