71. Leadership Secrets: 6. Moses: Having a Shared Vision
Last week we saw how Moses delegated some of his responsibilities to some of the people who followed him.
Today we want to take a look at the sharing of vision, the sharing of the plan, the sharing of….. Generally speaking, communication.
Do we communicate our vision, our goals, our ideas, our thoughts, to our people as we lead them?
As leaders, do your followers know what drives you? What you are striving for? Where you want to be?
Where you want to take the team?
Why is this important?
Well, if they don’t know what you want, they will not be able to help you get it. If they don’t know where you are aspiring to be, they will not help get you there.
And if they don’t know what they need to do, they will not be doing what they should be doing.
As leaders, we cannot expect our followers to "know" what we want if we don’t tell them.If you assume they know, they will also assume they know. By the time you realise what they know is what they should know, it will be too late.
Moses was tasked by God to teach the Israelites as they went along. In the book of Deuteronomy chapter 4, we see Moses encouraging the people, teaching them to obey God and his commands, and urging the people to live faithfully and in obedience to God.
He did not assume that God will speak to them Himself, or that the people can very well seek God and clarify His wants/needs themselves. As a leader, he took the responsibility to be the communicator, and communicated what was required to the people.
Have you shared your thoughts to your team lately?