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Les Hirst
Project Manager, United States

Visionary Leadership

I am all for dreaming, some of the most unlikely and impressive things have been done by dreamers. But one characteristic of the dreamers I respect - Francis Ford Coppola, Steve Jobs, folks at Pixar like Ed Catmull and Brad Bird - is that they have a remarkably deep understanding of the industry they work in and of the people they lead, and they are willing to get very deep into the weeds.
They have a very good understanding of BOTH the industry big picture and the tiny details.
Their ability to go back and forth between the little details and the big picture is evident in the leaders I admire most. Some aren't usually thought of as dreamers.
 

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John O. Dozier, Jr.
Coach, United States
 

Visionaries Befriend All Stakeholders

And I think of an added, necessary detail, follow-on: How does such a leader achieve this "sort of vision!" There's one aspect I love: they regularly spend time listening ONLY LISTENING to "the folks at the coalface." They're intentionally humble enough to get out of the ivory tower to be with frontline folks who have an entirely different and much-needed perspective.

 
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Graham Williams
Management Consultant, South Africa
 

Visionary Leadership Qualities

Quite a good deal of balancing is for modern leaders a critical characteristic appropriate balance... Sign up

 
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Philippe Guenet
Coach, United Kingdom
 

Leadership of Steve Jobs and Elon Musk

Steve Jobs and its modern incarnation Elon Musk give an erroneous view of good leadership, yet a gre... Sign up

 
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Jaap de Jonge
Editor, Netherlands
 

Leadership of Jobs (Apple) and Musk (Tesla)

@Philippe Guenet: You are right to mention Steve Jobs (Apple) and Elon Musk (Tesla) here. Thank you ... Sign up

 
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Molokanova
Professor, Ukraine
 

Implementation Qualities

I like dreamers, or rather visionaries, who can look beyond the possible. However, for a real leader... Sign up

 
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Raphael Kamanga
ICT Consultant, South Africa
 

Difference Between Dreamer and Visionary

I believe there is a remarkable difference between a dreamer and a visionary. What they have in comm... Sign up

 
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Molokanova
Professor, Ukraine
 

Difference Between Dreamer and Visionary

A real manager can switch from one behavior model to another as the project progresses along the lif... Sign up

 
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Jaap de Jonge
Editor, Netherlands
 

Visionary Leaders don't Have to Implement the Vision Themselves

Execution of the vision (through the mission, strategy, culture, organization...) is obviously extre... Sign up

 
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Pleiwon K. Dolopei-Saywah
Lecturer, Liberia
 

Visionary Leadership

@Molokanova: I concur with you. One who dreams and does not implement has achieved nothing. A dream ... Sign up

 
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Dr. Winston Lynch
Director, United States
 

KEY ROLE OF VISIONARIES

@Jaap de Jonge: Visionary leadership is part of the transformational process. Transformational leade... Sign up

 
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Naureen Dogar
Teacher, Pakistan
 

Visionary Leadership Qualities

I totally agree with you. How can one dream or dream big about something they do not have a deep und... Sign up

 
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Dr. Winston Lynch
Director, United States
 

Distinctive Competence of Visionary Leaders

@Molokanova: While dreaming is crucial to visionary leadership, real leaders cannot afford to be stu... Sign up

 
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Dario Gragnani
Manager, Italy
 

A Rare Skill that is Characteristic of Visionary Leaders

Les, it couldn't be said better. Too much and only abstraction leads to nothingness. Too much atte... Sign up

 
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Anonymous
 

Dreamers versus Visionaries

@Molokanova: I like your comment, Prof, that we may have seen the dreamer in our mirrors. No one can... Sign up

 
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Gregory Johnson
Coach, United States
 

Respect of ALL

@John O. Dozier, Jr.: Your comments are very much on point, in that too few people in Leadership pos... Sign up

 
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Gregory Johnson
Coach, United States
 

Blue Ocean/Red Ocean

@Jaap de Jonge: I agree wholeheartedly with Jaap de Jonge when referencing the "Blue Ocean Strategy"... Sign up

 
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Jayaram
India
 

Visionary Leadership Traits

Lead from the front. Bridge the aspirations of employer and employee. Blend IQ and EQ. Be down to ea... Sign up

 
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Anonymous
 

It Starts with a Dream

Some of us start to be a dreamer. It is 'free' to be a dreamer. Some of us can realize the dream to... Sign up

 
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Molokanova
Professor, Ukraine
 

No Ideal Visionary Leader

@Dr. Winston Lynch: We mostly are talking about an ideal manager who developed all 4 personality fu... Sign up

 
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Josephat Olwal Ngesah
Kenya
 

Visionary Leaders don't Have to be Like Steve Jobs

I totally agree with the idea they have an eye for finer details that allows them to not take anythi... Sign up

 

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More on Leadership Styles:
Summary
Discussion Topics
topic Authentic Leadership
topic Shaw about Situational Leaders
topic Leadership and Humilty
topic Leadership Style: born or made
topic Adjusting, Altering and Varying the Leadership Style
topic Why is the Commanding Leadership Style Still Abundant?
👀Visionary Leadership
topic The Best Leadership Style
topic Pitfalls and Drawbacks of Authentic Leadership
topic What Causes the Choice for a Leadership Style?
topic Effective Leadership by Switching Between Dominance and Prestige
topic How to Assess Your Own Leadership Style?
topic Leadership Styles are Labels
topic Reverse Determination of Leadership Style
topic Bad Leadership in Organizations
topic What Makes a Leader Effective or Not?
topic 3 Kinds of Leaders: Builders, Maintainers and Destroyers
topic Creating Resonance versus Buy-in?
🔥 From Military to Digital Leadership Styles
topic What is the Preferred Leadership Style in Various Countries?
topic General Allenby (Field Marshal Viscount Allenby)
topic Democratic/Participative Leadership
topic Leadership by Setting an Example
topic Leadership by Using Psychology
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Do you know a lot about Leadership Styles? Become our SIG Leader

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