When multiple people look at something, not everyone sees the same thing.
Some people see the problem. Some see the solution. Some see who to blame. Some see why it can’t work and some see why it will work.
What do you see when looking at a situation?
Everyone has their perspective on what’s going on, but leadership eyes elevate their view to see what’s happening at the moment and they see what’s ahead.
One of the tensions we have as leaders is to be in the moment and lead through it at the same time. Leaders see what’s ahead and lead others to get there. This requires strategic leading in the present, so the team or organization you’re leading is on the right path to get there.
This is why we must have leadership eyes because, in the day-to-day grind, we’re leading toward something more.
Jesus had leadership eyes too.
“He will delight in obeying the Lord. He will not judge by appearance nor make a decision based on hearsay.”Isaiah 11:3
Notice he didn’t make decisions by only what he saw or by what he heard, he was led by the spirit of God.
As leaders, we can do the same thing.
We can make decisions beyond what we see and what we hear. We can go by the Holy Spirit and be led by vision and the plan to get there.
So, here are three ways to have leadership eyes.
1st – Delegate.
If we are stuck in every detail, we will fixate on the wrong things. Delegating allows us to see the big picture while empowering others to thrive in their gifts and roles.
This is huge because too often leaders get tied down to the smallest things when their job is to lead to the bigger purpose in front of them.
Who can you delegate to? What can you delegate?
Please, if you’re doing something that someone else should do and can do better than you, then let them. Delegate.
2nd – Write the vision down and have a plan.
There’s something powerful about writing the vision down and making it simple. Then with the visions, begin to formulate the plan to get there.
For us, we have a ten-year plan, a five-year plan, a one-year plan, and then a ninety-day plan. This helps set our big goals while getting us down into the day-to-day stuff we have to do to get there.
If leaders know where they’re going, they can get there. If they don’t know where they’re going and don’t have a plan, it’s really hard to get there.
Do you have your vision written down?
3rd – Reach out to those who are ahead of you.
Humility has the courage to ask questions and to reach out for help. No one gets there alone and every leader needs a leader in their life.
We grow when we’re around others who are ahead of us. Not being the smartest or the biggest is a great room to be in because there, you’re around those that can help you move forward.
Who is in your life as a leader? Are you willing to ask questions and ask for help?
These are three big things to have leadership eyes.
It’s my opinion that one of the biggest attacks against leaders is their eyesight. If they can look at the right things and keep focused on their vision, they will get there. But, if they get distracted and start looking at something else, they can get stuck or get off course.
As leaders, we must protect our eyes to see the big picture and lead with clarity to get there.
So I encourage you, to move forward and use the leadership eyes you have! If you can see it, you can have it.
Have a great week and the best is yet to come,