As I was traveling to the office this past week, I was thinking about how to develop a solid organization with the people I work with. I am convinced that team development is the key. I have seen businesses, volunteer groups, charity organizations, and churches that have many great programs. Some of them have even had the ability to make lots of money and promote strong programs. The structure of these various organizations is very impressive. However, no organization will be able to become all it can be without a healthy vision. A clear vision enables an organization for the present, but it is also fuel for the future.
What is team vision?
Chuck Swindoll once said, “When I think of vision, I have in mind the ability to see above and beyond the majority.”
George Washington Carver said, “Where there is no vision, there is no hope for the future.” Another great quote I came across was that of Helen Keller, who was blind. She said, “The most pathetic person in the world is someone who has sight, but has no vision.”
The Three C’s of a Strong Clear Vision
In all the organizations of which I have been a part I have found that where there is a clear vision, these three C’s exist:
Billy Sunday once said, “Counterfeit character is more common than counterfeit money.” To develop a solid character in life calls for discipline and commitment. A person’s character is shown by what they stands for.
Oswald Chambers defined character in this way,
“We must never put character in the place of faith. Our character can never be meritorious before God; we stand before God on the basis of his grace. Character is the evidence that we are built on the right foundation.”
The convictions of all leaders are essential.
The great boxer, Muhammad Ali once said, “It’s the repetition of affirmations that leads to belief. And once that belief becomes a deep conviction, things begin to happen.”
These three C’s are the fuel for a clear vision of any organization. With a truthful character that has a strong conviction it would be very easy to create a commitment to the cause. These actions are what create a strong leader of any leader.
“Without a clear vision, the people perish! Proverbs 29:18